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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypress for
he/she/itpresses for
present participlepressing for
past tensepressed for
past participlepressed for
  1. 1
    press someone for something to try in a determined way to get something from someone
    The more she pressed him for an explanation, the more he refused to speak.
  2. 2
    press for something to try in a determined way to achieve something
    The committee also agreed to press for changes in the current financing system.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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