Definition of Press down on

1. Verb. Exert a force with a heavy weight. "The snow bore down on the roof"

Exact synonyms: Bear Down, Bear Down On, Drag Down, Weigh Down
Generic synonyms: Press

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Press Down On

press avail
press availability
press avails
press box
press brake
press brakes
press card
press charges
press clipping
press conference
press conferences
press corps
press cutting
press down
press down on (current term)
press forward
press gaggle
press gaggles
press gallery
press gang
press home
press kit
press lord
press of canvas
press of sail
press office
press on
press out
press photographer

Literary usage of Press down on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of the Automobile by Andrew Lee Dyke (1908)
"In changing to the high gear, press down on left (clutch) pedal only and throw ... To increase the speed of the car press down on the accelerator pedal and ..."

2. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1913)
"Thumb taken off at first joint; brought die of draw press down on hand. ... <• 1122 Ends taken off two fingers; brought die of power press down on hands. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... but at this moment the levelling bar F * allowed to drop momentarily by a bent lever G acting on the pin G, until the ends of F press down on a stirrup ..."

4. Weather by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Rose/Graf, Mike Graf, Nancy Schoefl, Evan-Moor (Firm (2002)
"Now press down on the balloon and have students observe what happens to the ... Explain that as you press down on the balloon, the air molecules inside the ..."

5. Harvard Psychological Studies by Harvard Psychological Laboratory (1913)
"... with the sound it was very important for the operator to press down on F with the left hand simultaneously with the commencement of the sound. ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1914)
"If we have a long cylindrical ink-wetted sponge which roughly fills the interior of a test-tube, and if we then press down on top of that sponge with a plug ..."

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