Translation: from spanish

to press sth

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  • press sth on sb — UK US press sth on sb Phrasal Verb with press({{}}/pres/ verb [I or T] ► to give something to someone and not allow them to refuse to accept it: »I didn t want any payment for what I had done, but he pressed the money on me …   Financial and business terms

  • imˈpress sth on sb — phrasal verb to try to make someone understand how important something is They impressed on us the need to keep the project completely secret.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • press something on somebody — ˈpress sth on sb derived to try to make sb accept sth, especially food or drink, although they may not want it • She kept pressing cake on us. Main entry: ↑pressderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • press — 1 /pres/ noun 1 NEWS a) (U) also the press people who write reports for newspapers, radio, or television: the freedom of the press (also + plural verb BrE): In August the press are desperate for news. | press photographers b) (singular,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • press — press1 W2S2 [pres] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(news)¦ 2 get/be given a bad press 3 get/have a good press 4¦(printing)¦ 5¦(machine)¦ 6¦(push)¦ 7 go to press 8¦(crowd)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(NEWS)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • press — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 media ADJECTIVE ▪ foreign, international, local, national, provincial (BrE) ▪ gutter (BrE), mainstream, popular …   Collocations dictionary

  • press ahead (with something) — ˌpress aˈhead/ˈon (with sth) derived to continue doing sth in a determined way; to hurry forward • The company is pressing ahead with its plans for a new warehouse. • ‘Shall we stay here for the night?’ ‘No, let s press on.’ Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • press on (with something) — ˌpress aˈhead/ˈon (with sth) derived to continue doing sth in a determined way; to hurry forward • The company is pressing ahead with its plans for a new warehouse. • ‘Shall we stay here for the night?’ ‘No, let s press on.’ Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • press for something — ˈpress for sth derived to keep asking for sth Syn: ↑demand, Syn: push for • They continued to press for a change in the law. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • press-gang — press gang1 v [T] 1.) press gang sb into doing sth informal to force someone to do something ▪ I don t want to press gang you into doing something you re not happy with. 2.) to force men to work on a ship, by taking them from the streets done in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • press somebody into service — ˌpress sb/sth into ˈservice idiom to use sb/sth for a purpose that they were not trained or intended for because there is nobody or nothing else available • Every type of boat was pressed into service to rescue passengers from the sinking ferry.… …   Useful english dictionary


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