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panic button

  

      n  
1    a button or switch that operates any of various safety devices, for use in an emergency  
2    hit or press the panic button         
Informal   to react to a situation by demanding emergency action; become excited; panic  
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press          [1]  
      vb  
1    to apply or exert weight, force, or steady pressure on  
he pressed the button on the camera     
2    tr   to squeeze or compress so as to alter in shape or form  
3    to apply heat or pressure to (clothing) so as to smooth out or mark with creases; iron  
4    to make (objects) from soft material by pressing with a mould, form, etc., esp. to make gramophone records from plastic  
5    tr   to hold tightly or clasp, as in an embrace  
6    tr   to extract or force out (juice) by pressure (from)  
7    tr     (Weightlifting)   to lift (a weight) successfully with a press  
he managed to press 280 pounds     
8    tr   to force, constrain, or compel  
9    to importune or entreat (a person) insistently; urge  
they pressed for an answer     
10    to harass or cause harassment  
11    tr   to plead or put forward strongly or importunately  
to press a claim     
12    intr   to be urgent  
13    tr; usually passive   to have little of  
we're hard pressed for time     
14    when intr, often foll by: on or forward   to hasten or advance or cause to hasten or advance in a forceful manner  
15    intr   to crowd; throng; push  
16    tr   (formerly) to put to death or subject to torture by placing heavy weights upon  
17    tr  
Archaic   to trouble or oppress  
18    press charges   to bring charges against a person  
      n  
19    any machine that exerts pressure to form, shape, or cut materials or to extract liquids, compress solids, or hold components together while an adhesive joint is formed  
20       See       printing press  
21    the art or process of printing  
22    at or in (the) press   being printed  
23    to (the) press   to be printed  
when is this book going to press?     
24    the press  
a    news media and agencies collectively, esp. newspapers  
b    (as modifier)  
a press matter, press relations     
25    the press   those who work in the news media, esp. newspaper reporters and photographers  
26    the opinions and reviews in the newspapers, etc.  
the play received a poor press     
27    the act of pressing or state of being pressed  
28    the act of crowding, thronging, or pushing together  
29    a closely packed throng of people; crowd; multitude  
30    urgency or hurry in business affairs  
31    a cupboard, esp. a large one used for storing clothes or linen  
32    a wood or metal clamp or vice to prevent tennis rackets, etc., from warping when not in use  
33      (Weightlifting)   a lift in which the weight is raised to shoulder level and then above the head  
     (C14 pressen, from Old French presser, from Latin pressare, from premere to press)  

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press

  

      vb  
1    bear down on, compress, condense, crush, depress, force down, jam, mash, push, reduce, squeeze, stuff  
2    calender, finish, flatten, iron, mangle, put the creases in, smooth, steam  
3    clasp, crush, embrace, encircle, enfold, fold in one's arms, hold close, hug, squeeze  
4    compel, constrain, demand, enforce, enjoin, force, insist on  
5    beg, entreat, exhort, implore, importune, petition, plead, pressurize, sue, supplicate, urge  
6    afflict, assail, beset, besiege, disquiet, harass, plague, torment, trouble, vex, worry  
7    be pressed      be hard put, be hurried, be pushed, be rushed     (informal)   be short of  
8    cluster, crowd, flock, gather, hasten, herd, hurry, mill, push, rush, seethe, surge, swarm, throng  
      n  
9    the press:     
a    Fleet Street, fourth estate, journalism, news media, newspapers, the papers  
b    columnists, correspondents, gentlemen of the press, journalists, journos     (slang)   newsmen, photographers, pressmen, reporters  
10    bunch, crowd, crush, flock, herd, horde, host, mob, multitude, pack, push     (informal)   swarm, throng  
11    bustle, demand, hassle     (informal)   hurry, pressure, strain, stress, urgency  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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exp.
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
id.
do or say something exactly right
My bestie hit the nail on the head when she figured out why I was worried / Identifying the specific cause of the failure, the technician hit the nail on the head
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
exp.
familiar and evocative expression used to describe a chaotic situation in which things turn wrong, suddenly causing a lot of trouble or making someone very angry
[Fam.] Ex.: The shit hit the fan when his wife found out that he had cheated on her.
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
v.
explain or bring up
adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
adj.
rigorously strict or just
Ex.: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment.
n.
a clumsy or stupid person
adj.
suitable in quantity or quality
n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver
v.
to enchant or fascinate someone
[Liter.] US also "ensorcel"
n.
of or related to brahman
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
v.
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
exp.
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
n.
a leader in a race or competition
n.
valuable virtual or digital assets in cyberspace
[Tech.]
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