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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpresspress1 /pres/ ●●● S2 W1 noun  1 news a) the pressTCN people who write reports for newspapers, radio, or television the freedom of the press The press has been very nasty about him.GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb? The press is usually followed by a singular verb: The press does not always report the whole story.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 To judge from the press, the concert was a great success. press reports The band has received good press coverage (=the reports written about something in newspapers).local/national etc press The story was widely covered in the national press.tabloid/popular etc press2 get/be given a bad press3 get/have a good press4 printing [countable] a) BBCTCNa business that prints and sometimes also sells books 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 a trouser press a flower press6 push [countable, usually singular] especially British EnglishPUSH a light steady push against something small Give the button another press.7 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 something‘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
pressPut the garlic through a press.a press photographera bench pressThe first press run of the magazine is 300,000 copies.Event information is accurate as of press time.Daughter Pat is head of the specialty press operation in the White House media affairs office.Political awareness was further heightened by the press.At one stage a bleeper went off in the press gallery which woke up one or two slumbering hacks.Mrs Metz explained that we desired to avoid the route past the press room.Making her way through the press of fans and well-wishers, Halliwell got into a taxi.The box opens with the press of a button.The press was at first unhelpful in either explaining or interpreting the events.Jobs weren't easy but eventually he fixed a slot as a night wire man at a Toronto press agency.Wesleyan University Pressa wine press