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press ( somebody) for something

From Longman Business Dictionarypress ( somebody) for something phrasal verb [transitive] to try hard to achieve something, especially by persuading someone to accept a plan, suggestion etcThe U.S. and French oil companies are said to be pressing for production-sharing arrangements.Shareholders maypress for changes that would make the company more profitable.Bulk buyers are increasingly pressing drug makers for price discounts. press→ See Verb table
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press
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypress
he, she, itpresses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypressed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pressed
he, she, ithas pressed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pressed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill press
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pressed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pressing
he, she, itis pressing
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you, we, theyare pressing
Past
I, he, she, itwas pressing
you, we, theywere pressing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pressing
he, she, ithas been pressing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pressing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pressing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pressing
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