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Press

This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Press as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

23 December 2020
Last seen in: The New York Times Crossword

We found 41 answers for the crossword clue 'Press ', the most recent of which was seen in the The New York Times Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Press a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Press is a 2 word phrase featuring 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The New York Times Crossword' on Sunday, 06 December 2020 with the answer being TAMP, but the most popular answer for this clue is IRON.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
  • The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
  • Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
  • Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
  • A machine used for printing
  • A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
  • Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  • Squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
  • Exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
  • Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
  • Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
  • Press from a plastic; "press a record"
  • Create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  • The state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
  • Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
  • To be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
  • The print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  • A dense crowd of people
  • Force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
  • Lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"
  • Press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
  • Crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
  • Be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

BID
An attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"

INK
Dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

JAM
Deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems

KIT
Young of any of various fur-bearing animals; "a fox kit"

4 Letters

IRON
A golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

PUSH
An effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"

TAMP
A tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

URGE
Push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

5 Letters

CORPS
An army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support

CROWD
An informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

CRUSH
The act of crushing

EMBED
Fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

FIGHT
Make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

IMPEL
Cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"

MEDIA

WEIGH
Determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"

6 Letters

ADJURE
Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

CLOSET
A small private room for study or prayer

EXHORT
Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

GARLIC
Aromatic bulb used as seasoning

7 Letters

AGITATE
Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

BESEECH
Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

COMPACT
A small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

CONJURE
Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

ENFORCE
Ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";

ENTREAT
Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

SQUEEZE
The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

8 Letters

BEARDOWN
With full strength; "his beardown performance in the exhibition game"

CAMPAIGN
An overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)

COMPRESS
Squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

CONTRACT
A binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

DECREASE
The act of decreasing or reducing something

PRESSING
The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

PRESSURE
The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

PRINTING
Text handwritten in the style of printed matter

WARDROBE
Collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

9 Letters

CONSTRICT
Squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

PUBLICITY
The quality of being open to public view; "the publicity of the court room"

10 Letters

INSISTENCE
The act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"

INSISTENCY
The act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"

14 Letters

IMPERATIVENESS
The quality of being insistent; "he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"

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