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the national/local/American/sports press
the popular/tabloid press
She has been criticized in the press for not speaking out on this issue.
She finally emerged from her home to face the press.
It's a meeting for shareholders only, and the press is excluded.
a crowd of press photographers
The story has received extensive press coverage (=reports in newspapers).
His first book was published by Harvard University Press.
a steam press
a garlic press
Internet shopping brings the store to your home at the simple press of a button.
I'll just give my shirt a quick press and then I'm ready.
He pushed his way through the press of people.
The company has been getting a fairly bad press for its treatment of workers.
The news came in only minutes before the paper was due to go to press.
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English version of definition of press
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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American definition of press from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.