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Presses

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1. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.
2. To move on with urging and crowding; to make one’s way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach. They pressed upon him for to touch him. (mark III. 10)
3. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.
4. (Science: zoology) An East indian insectivore (tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.


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