Definition of Press-up

1. Noun. An arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms.

Exact synonyms: Pushup
Generic synonyms: Arm Exercise
Specialized synonyms: Widegrip Pushup

Definition of Press-up

1. Noun. (U.K.) push-up (exercise) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Press-up

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Literary usage of Press-up

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

1. First Lessons on Natural Philosophy, for Children by Mary A. Swift (1850)
"When the air is so heavy as to press up the mercury high into the tube, what weather do we have? Clear, pleasant weather. Why is the weather pleasant then ? ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"... to keep it iu this position, or from dropping prematurely. I employ a spring. D, which may press up under the guide, or a spring, D', which may press ..."

3. The Song of the New Creation and Other Pieces by Horatius Bonar (1872)
"PRESS up the hill! The view its summit shows is fair and wide,— Greenness of field ... Press up the hill! Others have climbed before thee this rough slope, ..."

4. The Sciences: A Reading Book for Children : Astronomy, Physics-- Heat, Light by Edward Singleton Holden (1903)
"How does it press up ? I see that it presses down. Fred. The air must press up or else a balloon would not rise. Jack. That is one proof, ..."

5. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1873)
"He persisted in the attempt to press up the uterus till the woman got so faint and collapsed (partly perhaps from the chloroform), that he became alarmed ..."

6. A plain commentary on the four holy Gospels [by J.W. Burgon]. 4 vols. [in 7 by Burgon John William (1855)
"... and Mary Magdalene,' should have had the courage to press up to the very Cross of our Blessed LORD at such a time. The second of our SAVIOUR'S sayings ..."

7. The American Rifle: A Treatise, a Text Book, and a Book of Practical by Townsend Whelen (1918)
"Push the action slide fully forward, press up on the action slide lock, ... Press up the action slide lock (at the forward end of the receiver where the ..."

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