Definition of Press down

1. Verb. Press down. "Depress the space key"

Exact synonyms: Depress
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Depression, Depressor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Press Down

press ahead
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 (current term)
press down on
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

Literary usage of Press down

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

1. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis (1890)
"... chase, V.—To press down, burden, load, freight : Nescia quern ... V.—To press down, depress, саше to tint : sors, quae tollit eosdem, Et premit, 0. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Here squat is to lie flat, as if pressed tightly down ; and the old sense of squat is, not uncommonly, to press down, crush, much like the sense of Squash, ..."

3. An Analysis of Derivative Words in the English Language, Or, A Key to Their by Salem Town (1860)
"... &c. to press down, or bear down. was pressed down. the act of pressing down. the perso.n who presses down. capable of being pressed down. continuing to ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"The bar to screw the book press down with is also called a Press Bar. PRESS BOARDS. Boards made of deal, beech, elm, or mahogany, to place between paper in ..."

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