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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypress on
he/she/itpresses on
present participlepressing on
past tensepressed on
past participlepressed on
  1. 1
    [intransitive] same as press2
    Mr Scott ignored the comment and pressed on.
  2. 2
    [transitive]press something on someone to try in a determined way to give someone something, especially something that they do not really want
    It’s not fair to keep pressing chocolates on her when she’s trying to diet.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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