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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpresspress1 /pres/ ●●● S2 W1 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 news a) the pressTCN people who write reports for newspapers, radio, or television πŸ”Š the freedom of the press πŸ”Š The press has been very nasty about him.GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?β€’ The press is usually followed by a singular verb: The press does not always report the whole story.β€’ In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The press do not always report the whole story. b) TCNreports in newspapers and on radio and television πŸ”Š To judge from the press, the concert was a great success. πŸ”Š press reports πŸ”Š The band has received good press coverage (=the reports written about something in newspapers).local/national etc press πŸ”Š The story was widely covered in the national press.tabloid/popular etc press2 β†’ get/be given a bad press3 β†’ get/have a good press4 printing [countable] a) BBCTCNa business that prints and sometimes also sells books πŸ”Š the Clarendon Press b) (also printing press)TCN a machine that prints books, newspapers, or magazines5 machine [countable]DHDL a piece of equipment used to put weight on something in order to make it flat or to force liquid out of it πŸ”Š a trouser press πŸ”Š a flower press6 push [countable, usually singular] especially British EnglishPUSH a light steady push against something small πŸ”Š Give the button another press.7 β†’ go to press8 crowd [singular + of] especially British EnglishCROWD a crowd of people pushing against each otherCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + pressthe national pressThere was very little about the incident in the national press.the local pressEvening classes are advertised in the local press.the British/American etc pressThe British press have blamed other countries for North Sea pollution.the foreign pressAfrican countries want the foreign press to report African affairs.the quality press (=newspapers intended for educated people)The book received excellent reviews in the quality press.the tabloid/popular press (=popular newspapers that have a lot of news about famous people etc, rather than serious news)He regularly appeared in the tabloid press alongside well-known actresses.the gutter press British English (=newspapers that print shocking stories about people’s private lives)The gutter press enjoyed printing the sensational story.a free press (=reporters whose reports are not restricted by the government)I am glad that we have a free press in this country.verbstalk/speak to the pressHe is reluctant to talk to the press.tell the press somethingβ€˜It was a really tough decision, ’ she told the press.leak something to the press (=give them secret information in an unofficial way)The confidential report was leaked to the press.press + NOUNpress reportsAccording to press reports, he was suffering from exhaustion.press coverage (=articles in newspapers)The event received a lot of press coverage.a press photographerA group of press photographers was waiting for her outside.
Examples from the Corpus
pressβ€’ Put the garlic through a press.β€’ a press photographerβ€’ a bench pressβ€’ The first press run of the magazine is 300,000 copies.β€’ Event information is accurate as of press time.β€’ Daughter Pat is head of the specialty press operation in the White House media affairs office.β€’ Political awareness was further heightened by the press.β€’ At one stage a bleeper went off in the press gallery which woke up one or two slumbering hacks.β€’ Mrs Metz explained that we desired to avoid the route past the press room.β€’ Making her way through the press of fans and well-wishers, Halliwell got into a taxi.β€’ The box opens with the press of a button.β€’ The press was at first unhelpful in either explaining or interpreting the events.β€’ Jobs weren't easy but eventually he fixed a slot as a night wire man at a Toronto press agency.β€’ Wesleyan University Pressβ€’ a wine press