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noun press pronunciation in British English /pres/
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  1. 1

    the press

    newspapers and news magazines
    the national/local/American/sports press
    the popular/tabloid press
    in the press: She has been criticized in the press for not speaking out on this issue.
    1. a.
      journalists and photographers who work for newspapers or news magazines: can be followed by a singular or plural verb
      She finally emerged from her home to face the press.
      It’s a meeting for shareholders only, and the press are excluded.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to the press
      a crowd of press photographers
      The story has received extensive press coverage (=reports in newspapers).
  2. 3
    [countable] a business that publishes books. This word is sometimes used in company names
    His first book was published by Edinburgh University Press.
  3. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] a single push on something such as a button or switch
    give something a press: He gave the buzzer one long press.
    at the press of a button (=simply by pressing a button): Internet shopping brings the shop to your door at the simple press of a button.
  4. 6
    [singular] an act of making clothes smooth with an iron
    give something a press: I’ll just give my trousers a quick press and then I’m ready.
  5. 7
    [singular] a large number of people pushing in different directions
    He pushed his way through the press of people.
  6. 8
    [countable] Scottish a cupboard 1

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