press
noun
1. (media) 
a. la prensa (F) 
Freedom of the press is not respected in every country.La libertad de la prensa no se respeta en todos los países.
The press surrounded the actress asking her questions.Los periodistas rodearon a la actriz haciéndole preguntas.
2. (device) 
a. la imprenta (F) (printing) 
Our press puts out 1,000 sheets in under five minutes. Nuestra imprenta saca 1,000 hojas en menos de cinco minutos.
The cleaners are able to press hundreds of pants a day with their pants press.La tintorería puede planchar cientos de pantalones al día con la prensa plancha-pantalones.
c. la prensa (F) (culinary) 
The vineyard's press has been in operation for over a century. La prensa del viñedo tiene más de un siglo de funcionamiento.
d. el tensor (M) (racket) 
Use a press when you store your racket so it keeps its shape.Usa un tensor al guardar la raqueta para que se mantenga su forma.
3. (publishing firm) 
ABC Press specializes in cookbooks.La Editorial ABC se especializa en libros de cocina.
4. (act of pushing) 
Just give the button a press and the door opens.Solo dale un apretón al botón y se abre la puerta.
5. (act of pressing) (United Kingdom) 
a. no direct translation 
I took my suit for a press before tonight's dinner.Llevé el traje a que lo plancharan antes de la cena de esta noche.
I'm going to give my trousers a press.Voy a darle un planchado al pantalón.
6. (crowd) 
A press formed around the movie star.Se produjo un agolpamiento alrededor de la estrella de cine.
7. (furniture) 
I called to request food in the refrigerator and dishes in the press. Llamé para pedir comida en el refrigerador y platos en el armario.
transitive verb
8. (to apply pressure) 
a. apretar 
The paramedic pressed the wound so that it would stop bleeding.El paramédico apretó la herida para que dejara de sangrar.
b. presionar 
Press here with both hands to open the box.Presiona aquí con las dos manos para abrir la caja.
c. pisar 
Press the brake again to see if it resists.Pisa el freno de nuevo para ver si resiste.
d. apretujar 
There were so many people at the concert that they pressed me against the stage.Había tanta gente en el concierto que me apretujaron contra el escenario.
9. (to push down) 
a. pulsar 
Press both keys at the same time to execute the command.Pulse las dos teclas al mismo tiempo para ejecutar el comando.
b. presionar 
If you want to listen to the message, press 1.Si desea escuchar el mensaje, presione 1.
c. oprimir 
Why am I asked to press F1 each time I start my PC?¿Por qué me piden que oprima F1 cada vez que enciendo mi PC?
10. (to squeeze) 
a. exprimir 
We press our own orange juice at the restaurant every morning.Nosotros mismos exprimimos el jugo de naranja para el restaurante cada mañana.
b. prensar 
A small farm in Sicily presses the olives for our oil.Una pequeña granja en Sicilia prensa los olivos para hacer nuestro aceite.
11. (to iron) 
a. planchar 
Shall I press your shirts as well, son?¿Quieres que te planche las camisas también, hijo?
12. (to urge) 
a. presionar 
Pressing me to decide will not speed up the process.Presionarme para que decida no agilizará el proceso.
b. obligar 
The bank pressed him to sell his truck to pay the debt. El banco le obligó a vender su camión para pagar la deuda.
c. exigir 
The community pressed the developer to plant more trees.La comunidad exigió al fraccionador que sembrara más árboles.
13. (to insist) 
a. insistir 
The family pressed him to give a toast.La familia insistió en que diera un brindis.
14. (to manufacture) 
a. imprimir 
The record company has pressed over a million copies of his latest collection of songs.La disquera ha imprimido más de un millón de ejemplares de su última colección de canciones.
intransitive verb
15. (to push) 
a. empujar 
You need to press forward until you get your desired outcome.Debes seguir empujando hacia adelante hasta obtener el resultado deseado.
16. (to exert pressure) 
a. apretar 
Press down on the lever in order to lift the gate.Aprieta la palanca para levantar el portón.
17. (to crowd) 
a. apiñarse 
A large crowd followed and pressed around the president.Una gran multitud siguió y se apiñó en torno al presidente.
18. (to urge) 
a. exigir 
The public pressed for cleaner water.El público exigió agua más limpia.
b. insistir 
She pressed for an explanation of his odd behavior the night before.Insistió en una explicación de su comportamiento extraño la noche anterior.
c. presionar 
The workers pressed for a living wage.Los trabajadores presionaron para un salario adecuado para vivir.
press
Noun
1. (act of pushing) 
a. no direct translation 
at the press of a button…al pulsar un botón…
2. (history) 
a. no direct translation 
press ganggrupo de marineros que se encargaba de reclutar por la fuerza a gente para la Armada
press studautomático m, corchete m
3. (newspapers) 
a. no direct translation 
the pressla prensa
to get a good/bad presstener buena/mala prensa
press agencyagencia de noticias
press boxtribuna de prensa or periodistas
press clippingrecorte de prensa
Press Complaints Commissionorganismo británico que actúa de árbitro en casos de quejas contra la prensa
press conferencerueda or conferencia de prensa
press cuttingrecorte de prensa
press kitcarpeta or dossier de prensa
press officerjefe(a) de prensa
press photographerfotógrafo(a) de prensa
press releasecomunicado or nota de prensa
press secretarysecretario(a) de prensa
4. (machine) 
a. la prensa (F) 
(printing) pressimprenta f
to go to pressentrar en prensa
transitive verb
5. (button, switch) 
a. apretar 
6. (into clay, cement) 
a. presionar 
he pressed the note into my handme puso el billete en la mano
7. (squeeze) 
a. apretar 
8. (juice, lemon) 
a. exprimir 
9. (grapes, olives, flowers) 
a. prensar 
10. (iron) 
a. planchar 
11. (pressurize) 
a. presionar 
to press somebody to do somethingpresionar a alguien para que haga algo
to be pressed for time/moneyestar apurado(a) de tiempo/dinero
12. (force) 
a. no direct translation 
to press something on somebodyobligar a alguien a aceptar algo
to press home one's advantagesacar (uno) el máximo partido a su ventaja
to press one's attentions on somebodyprodigar excesivas atenciones a alguien
13. (law) 
a. no direct translation 
to press charges (against somebody)presentar cargos (contra alguien)
intransitive verb
14. (push) 
a. empujar 
15. (crowd) 
a. apelotonarse 
press [pres]
noun
1 (Publishing) (newspapers collectively) prensa (f)
measures which will lead to a freer press
to get or have a good/bad press tener buena/mala prensa
the bad press that career women consistently get in this country the Lords tend to get rather a poor press good publicity could help a deal along, and a bad press could ruin it men get more bad press in her new novel paranormal phenomena get a good press because people are interested there's little to see, despite the good press given the town by many guides GM has been getting some good press lately for changes being made by its new management team
the press (newspapers, journalists) la prensa
I saw it in the press lo vi en la prensa; the press reported that ... la prensa informó que ...
today the British press is full of articles on India's new prime minister an amusing story in the press
member of the press periodista (m); miembro (m) de la prensa
I'm afraid he doesn't talk to members ofthe press a meeting was promised , but the Press was not admitted Christie looked relaxed and calm as he faced the press afterwards
the national/local press la prensa nacional/regional
(printing press) imprenta (f)
since then the presses have scarcely stopped turning
to go to press entrar en prensa
correct at the time of going to press correcto en el momento de impresión
we check prices at the time of going to press as this column went to press, I learnt that the man had died
hot off the press(es) recién salido de la imprenta
to be in press estar en prensa
it has been reprinted seven times and has been continuously in press since 1962 her book is now in press awaiting publication "stress management training in chronic stable angina", International Journal of Psychology and Health, in press I produced a copy of Durrell's new book, hot off the press she was straight from college with her qualifications still hot off the presses
to pass sth for press aprobar algo para la prensa
to set the presses rolling poner las prensas en marcha
Right. let's set the presses rolling he was writing the book up to the moment the presses rolled
(publishing firm) editorial (f)
Harvard University Press
2 (touch) (with hand) apretón (m)
a quick press of her hand signalled to him that something was wrong
at the press of a button con solo apretar un botón
a TV which rises from a table /at the press of a button/
3 (with iron)
to give sth a press planchar algo
he gave his trousers a press could you give these a press please?
this skirt needs a press esta falda necesita un planchado
4 (apparatus, machine) (for wine, olives, cheese, moulding) prensa (f);(also trouser press) prensa (f) para planchar pantalones; (for racket) tensor (m)
hydraulic press prensa (f) hidráulica
5 (crush) apiñamiento (m); agolpamiento (m)
there was such a press of people
he lost his hat in the press to get out perdió el sombrero en el apiñamiento or agolpamiento que se produjo a la salida
Nick felt the press of them behind him, solid but defeated
6 (Weightlifting) presa (f)
7 (cupboard) armario (m)
transitive verb
1 (push, squeeze) [+button, switch, doorbell] pulsar; apretar; [+hand, trigger] apretar; [+accelerator] pisar
the engine stalled - he pressed the accelerator hard
select the option required, then press "enter" escoja la opción que desee, y luego pulse or apriete "intro"
Drago pressed a button and the door closed there was no-one at the reception desk, so he pressed a bell for service he could press the buzzer and wake her he just hadn't pressed the right knob he reached forward and pressed her hand. "you're the prettiest girl I've ever met" I pressed her hand and quickly left he pressed his hand to the cool marble she pressed her hand against her mouth and closed her eyes
he pressed his face against the window apretó la cara contra el cristal
she pressed herself against me/the wall se apretó contra mí/contra la pared
she pressed a note into his hand le metió un billete en la mano
she pressed the lid on (to) the box cerró la caja apretando la tapa
he pressed his back against the door
he pressed her to him la atrajo hacia sí
Dobbs pressed his hand to his heart Dobbs se llevó la mano al corazón; he pressed the revolver to Sally's head le puso a Sally el revólver en la cabeza
he pressed his fingertips together juntó las yemas de los dedos
she pressed her palms together he stayed a moment with the receiver pressed against his ear
to press the flesh (US) ir estrechando manos a diestro y siniestro
Clinton, Bush and Perot madly press flesh and kiss babies in as many cities and towns as they can possibly squeeze onto their schedules Democrats with presidential ambitions were pressing the flesh in Iowa and courting party leaders and the press in Washington
(painfully) apretujar
as the crowd moved back he found himself pressed up against a wall a medida que la multitud retrocedía, se vio apretujado contra una pared
2 (using press) [+grapes, olives, flowers] prensar
the grapes are hand-picked and pressed 1 clove fresh garlic, pressed or diced I pressed the juice of half a lemon into a glass of water
3 (iron) [+clothes] planchar
there's a couple of dresses to be pressed clean, neatly pressed, conservative clothes I learnt how to press my uniform he always pressed his trousers before wearing them. did you press my shirt, darling?
4 (Téc) (make) [+machine part] prensar
machine tools for cutting and pressing metal parts
[+record, disk] imprimir
at the time there was a strike and they couldn't press enough records. otherwise we would have sold far more No conozco este sentido. OUP no lo tiene. ie to lift a weight successfully as in raise high he managed to press 280 pounds
5 (pressurize) presionar
he didn't need much pressing no hubo que presionarle mucho; when pressed, she conceded the point cuando la presionaron, les dio la razón
if pressed, many of them would be forced to agree
to press sb for sth exigir algo de algn
to press sb for an answer exigir una respuesta de algn; he did not press her for further details no le exigió más detalles
Mr King seems certain to be pressed for further details she had rung off before he could press her for an answer
to press sb for payment insistir en que algn pague; exigir a algn el pago de lo que se debe
to press sb into doing sth obligar a algn a hacer algo
I found myself pressed into playing football with the children me vi obligado a jugar al fútbol con los niños
he soon found himself pressed into giving her a lift the hustlers shout "fire, fire" through letterboxes - they then press victims into buying extinguishers and smoke detectors at up to four times the normal price it may be that these women have other forms of livelihood so they aren't pressed into taking jobs at dance halls and massage parlors
to press sb to do sth (urge) insistir en que algn haga algo; (pressurize) presionar a algn para que haga algo
he pressed me to have a drink with him insistió en que tomase una copa con él; he didn't press her to go back to work no la presionó para que volviera a trabajar
he pressed me to justify my reasons for refusing
the trade unions are pressing him to stand firm los sindicatos le están presionando para que se mantenga firme
he joined with Mr Lawson in pressing the Prime Minister to put a deadline on British membership
6 (insist)
don't press me on this point no me insistas sobre este punto; she smiles coyly when pressed about her private life cuando insisten en querer saber sobre su vida privada, sonríe con coquetería; he was being pressed by creditors le acosaban los acreedores
7 (force)
to press sth on sb insistir en que algn acepte algo
food and cigarettes were pressed on him le estuvieron ofreciendo insistentemente comida y cigarros
all I had was money, which I pressed on her reluctant mother.. his aunts kept pressing upon him cups of tea and chocolate cookies
8
to be pressed into service
we were all pressed into service todos tuvimos que ponernos a trabajar; the town hall has been pressed into service as a school se han visto obligados a usar el ayuntamiento como escuela; Kenny had been pressed into service to guard the door habían convencido a Kenny para que vigilara la puerta
a pair of tights had been pressed into service as a temporary fanbelt
9 (pursue) [+claim] insistir en
Iraq continues to press its claim for a 30-mile stretch of northern Kuwait Gary Mabbutt now has a good chance of pressing his claims for a place in the European Championship squad he is to consider whether to press his claim for damages
[+demand] exigir
the protest campaign has used mass strikes and demonstrations to press its demands
his officials have visited Washington to press their case for economic aid sus representantes han ido a Washington para hacer presión a favor de la ayuda económica
to press (home) one's [advantage]
to press charges (against sb) presentar cargos (contra algn)
they have decided not to press charges I could have pressed charges against him Police have announced they will not be pressing charges
the champion failed to press home his advantage el campeón no supo aprovechar su ventaja
I resolved to press my advantage and spend a good deal of time there Ferguson's men could not get out of their own half in the first 30 minutes - it was then that Leeds should have pressed home their advantage
to press home an attack sacar el máximo partido de un ataque
the Luftwaffe failed to press home its assault on London that night those officers who boldly pressed home their attacks on the enemy were rewarded with high praise a determined U-boat captain would not hesitate to press home an attack in moonlight in the second round, Louis kept pressing the attack, hoping to finish off his opponent Churchill was furious that the destroyer had not pressed the attack to press a [point]
I shan't press the point no insistiré más sobre eso
Bergson relentlessly pressed the issue of determinism it enabled Benn to press his own ideas more openly a large group working hard to press the consumer viewpoint
intransitive verb
1 (exert pressure) apretar
does it hurt when I press here? ¿le duele cuando le aprieto aquí?
I felt something hard press into my back noté la presión de algo duro que se apretaba contra mi espalda
the bone was pressing on a nerve el hueso estaba pinzando un nervio
the straps of her sandals were pressing on a blister making it painful to walk The cold metal from the pistol pressed painfully into the flesh
2 (move, push)
to press [against] sb
he pressed against her se apretó contra ella
his leg pressed against her thigh su pierna se apretaba contra su muslo
as he pressed [against] her, she felt the knife in his hands to press [round] sb 2 or 3 people
the crowd pressed round him la muchedumbre se apiñó en torno a él
to press close up to sb
he pressed through the crowd se abrió paso entre la muchedumbre
to press [through] the crowd
the audience pressed towards the exit el público se apresuró hacia la salida
3 (urge, agitate)
to press for sth exigir algo; insistir en algo
consumer groups have been pressing for these regulations for years
he will press for the death penalty in this case en este caso va a insistir en or exigir la pena de muerte; a protest march in the capital to press for new elections una marcha de protesta en la capital para exigir otras elecciones
he continued to press for a peaceful solution
police may now press for changes in the law puede que ahora la policía presione para que cambien las leyes; to press for sb to resign exigir la dimisión de algn; insistir en que algn dimita
the creditors are pressing for their money they had pressed for their children to be taught French the landless labourers formed a union to press for higher wages the UN Security Council is pressing for the release of hostages
time is pressing el tiempo apremia
4 (weigh heavily)
to press on sb pesar sobre algn
responsibilities press hard on him
the weight of guilt pressed on her el sentimiento de culpabilidad pesaba sobre ella
right now, I've got other problems that are pressing on me the same needs press upon the socialist bloc the dangers which press upon us
modifier
press agency (n) agencia (f) de prensa
the Saudi Press Agency reported that 29 people were injured
press agent (n) encargadoaencargada (m) (f) de prensa;a encargada
Connery has never had a press agent and distrusts interviews John Lennon credited a good press agent for the Beatles' success the child actor's press agent says: "he does not talk to the press on such matters"
press attaché (n) agregadoaagregada (m) (f) de prensa;a agregada
the British press attaché in Baghdad
press baron (n) magnate (m) de la prensa
when these titles were added to United's lucrative regional titles, including the Yorkshire Post, Stevens was widely seen to emerge as a press baron to rival Maxwell Western press barons are expected to be the leading bidders for titles which include all the main Polish newspapers
press box (n) tribuna (f) de prensa
I found Cleve upstairs in the Press Box, assigning weights for next Friday's field of horses two sixes and two fours silenced those in the press box who were describing his innings as uncharacteristically poor
press briefing (n) rueda (f) de prensa; conferencia (f) de prensa
they're holding a press briefing tomorrow at a press briefing yesterday, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said he did not expect to encounter serious resistance in Somalia
press card (n) pase (m) de periodista; carnet (m) de prensa
a protesting journalist, waving his press card, came out escorted by a policeman I can get into all sorts of events free with my press card
press clipping (n)
press cutting See culture box in entry press.
press conference (n) rueda (f) de prensa; conferencia (f) de prensa
she gave her reaction to his release at a press conference
to call a press conference convocar una rueda or una conferencia de prensa
Botham called a Press conference and announced his resignation
to hold a press conference celebrar una rueda or una conferencia de prensa
the day that we returned, an important press conference was held
press corps (n) prensa (f) acreditada
David McNeil is travelling with the White House press corps
press coverage (n) cobertura (f) periodística
it's had a lot of press coverage ha tenido mucha cobertura periodística
he was asked what he thought of the press coverage of the Gulf War press coverage of the Vietnam War was mostly unrestricted
press cutting (n) recorte (m) (de periódico)
I went to my press cuttings file to see what the Saudi newspapers had to say about it
press gallery (n) tribuna (f) de prensa
our political correspondent, Andrew Whitehead will be watching the debate from the Commons press gallery
press gang (n) (Hist) leva (f)
press office (n) oficina (f) de prensa
the speech has been vetted by the Palace Press Office I telephoned the press office at British Rail for their view on the government's plans for rail services
press officer (n) agente (m) de prensa
the former Labour Party chief press officer Colin Byrne the sombre tones of a Buckingham Palace press officer announcing a royal betrothal his big break came in his mid-20s when he became National Union of Students press officer
press photographer (n) fotógrafoafotógrafa (m) (f) de prensa;a fotógrafa
TV cameras and press photographers descended upon Downing Street she was mobbed by crowds of press photographers
press release (n) comunicado (m) de prensa
to issue or put out a press release publicar un comunicado de prensa
the government had put out a press release naming the men we considered issuing some sort of press release afterwards
press report (n) nota (f) de prensa; reportaje (m) de prensa
press reports say the cargo was bound for Iran
press run (n) (US) tirada (f)
Movieline, a Los Angeles magazine that began national distribution last month, with /an initial press run of 100,000 copies/
press secretary (n) secretarioasecretaria (m) (f) de prensa;a secretaria
Marlin Fitzwater, the White House press secretary, announced that the operation had begun The Queen authorised her press secretary to demand a retraction the author was press secretary to Margaret Thatcher
press stud (n) (Britain) automático (m); broche (m) de presión
the shirt is fastened down the front with press studs
press view (n) preestreno (m) (para prensa)
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