UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈprɛsɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈprɛsɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(presing)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. there is a pressing need [to, for]
  2. the pressing need for [help, support, funds, food, water]
  3. attend to pressing [issues, matters, concerns, demands]
  4. some [issues] are more pressing than others
  5. there are more pressing [issues] at hand
  6. [highlight, bring up, deal with, discuss] the pressing need (for)
  7. is more pressing than [expected, thought, anticipated]
  1. the [latest, most recent] pressing
  2. the pressing of the [band's, group's] [CD, record]
  3. the pressing was a total [success, flop]
  4. the pressing of [pants, clothes, garments]
  5. olive oil from [second] pressings
  6. the olives are [sent, transported] for pressing
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [tabloid, broadsheet, free] press
  2. [quality, digital] press
  3. a [good, bad, fair, glowing, critical] press
  4. [received, got] [good] press
  5. was [questioned, followed, harassed] by the press
  6. [inform, address, answer, meet] the press
  7. (refuse to) talk to the press
  8. the [story, news, information] was leaked to the press
  9. the [story] was [published, serialized] in the press
  10. is a member of the press
  11. is no such thing as bad press
  12. the [book, album, movie] received a good press
  13. [an olive, a trouser, a wine, a printing] press
  14. hot off the press
  15. did a bench press of [300] pounds
  16. a [quick, long, short] press (on the doorbell)
  17. with the press of a button
  18. do fifty bench presses
n as adj
  1. press [journalists, reporters, editors, agencies, relations]
  2. a press [release, pack, kit]
  3. gave a press conference
  4. has a press badge
  5. press coverage of the [crisis, situation, election]
  1. press the (on, off) button
  2. press [the shirt, his pants, your clothes]
  3. press and iron
  4. press (it) with [an iron, a trouser press]
  5. press into [balls, cakes]
  6. press it (down) flat
  7. press into [her, a corner]
  8. press against [the glass, the wall, her]
  9. pressed (himself) against me
  10. pressed the [gas, brake] pedal
  11. press and [hold, release]
  12. pressed her [hands, fingertips, knees, lips] together
  13. press the grapes
  14. [whether, want, not] to press charges
  15. really knows how to press my buttons
  16. (don't) press your luck
  17. pressed him on the [issue, decision, subject]
  18. (don't) press the [subject, matter, issue]
  19. was pressed into [service, action]
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