press down on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v press down on exert a force with a heavy weight "The snow bore down on the roof"
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Usage

In literature:

A suffocating weight had begun to press down on her chest.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
With one movement I pressed down the clutch and jammed on the breaks.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
When the boards have been laced on and the slips hammered down, the book should be pressed.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Then Philip bent down and closed his mother's eyes, and pressed his lips on her forehead.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
Hissodecha pressed rapidly forward, and emerging on the plain, swooped down upon the flank of the victorious Arrapahoes.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
Over each other they struggled and rolled, those on the top and sides of the solid mass pressing to get in and down.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
Who was it that helped to set on high this one that now presses us down?
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Press the cover-slip firmly down into the vaseline on to the top of the ring cell.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The shadow of defeat pressed heavily down on Jason.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Spread evenly, and press down a layer firmly all over, before putting filling on top.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
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In poetry:

When sore afflictions press me down,
I need thy quick'ning powers;
Thy word that I have rested on
Shall help my heaviest hours.
"Psalm 119 part 16" by Isaac Watts
Would you blame the world if it should press
On him a civic crown;
And see me struggling in the depth
Then harshly press me down?
"A Double Standard" by Frances Ellen Watkins
"Curse on that knave," hissed Earlshall,
And darker grew his frown,
"What, will that braggart fear us all?
Press on and cut him down."
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
But something choked my singing down,
Deeper than any song expressed.—
Is it a cross, or is it a crown
On my brow invisibly pressed!
"In War Time" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Above the land
Grey shadows stretch out, still and cold,
Flinging o'er water, wood, and wold,
Mysterious shapes, whose ghastly hand
Presses down sorrow on the heart,
And silence on the lips that part.
"At Eventide" by Walter Richard Cassels
"The wind was on the quarter an' freshenin' to a gale,
An' you dursen't shove the hellum down with all that press o' sail:
The ol' man done 'is best, but it warn't no good to 'im —
She was loggin' sixteen steady, an' Bill, 'e couldn't swim."
"Flying Kites" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Philip Wood/Roseville Press TribuneWide receiver Justin Holmes, 84, nearly comes down the ball early in the first quarter in on a third down play the end zone.
In a press release on the company's website, Hydro announced its Monett plant would likely shut down by the end of October.
Press Release from the Rock Co. 30 pm on June 9, the telephones at the Rock County Sheriff's Office will be down.
A man takes photos of houses that burnt down on Sunday, in St Francis Bay, South Africa, Monday, Nov 12, 2012, The fire swept through the area destroying more than 70 homes, according to officials speaking to South African Press Association .
Ophelia presses down on eastern Caribbean.
Three hunters were the ones facing down the barrel of a rifle after they pressed a homeowner on who took their tree stands.
Enlarge Associated Press Flames are seen from a gas line explosion across Interstate 77 near Sissonville, W.Va. West Virginia State Police say several structures are on fire and about a mile of Interstate 77 is shut down in both directions.
Grand Rapids Press File Photo Glenn Van Wieren, who stepped down as the Hope men's basketball coach in April, will be on the sidelines for Wednesday's Champions of Character all-star action at Cornerstone University.
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Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at an October press conference that Iran will not back down on its nuclear program.
When Poppy Ackroyd says she plays the piano, that doesn't just mean she presses down on the keys.
The Press-Register and al.com are counting down the final days (17) until the first Saturday of the college football season on Sept 4.
(The Pope 's first tweet didn't go out when he pressed down too hard on the tablet, which prompted a colleague to send it off with a light tap.).
Press down on the sandwich and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then foil.
Earlier this week, we ran a short item from the Associated Press saying NASA was poised to shut down one of its two exploratory rovers on the planet Mars NASA said it would be necessary to allow for a budget-tightening move.
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In science:

By the Pressing Down Lemma the function α 7→ ¯mα is constant on a stationary S1 ⊂ C , so the ¯mi ’s are the same for all i ∈ S1 (say ¯m).
Generic stability, regularity, and quasiminimality
The two methods are not equivalent, because they produce different timbres; pressing down on the string tends to produce a harsher, more intense sound. A louder sound can also be achieved by placing the bow closer to the bridge.
Music in Terms of Science
Since f is a pressing-down function on a stationary subset of κ and κ is regular, by Fodor’s Lemma, there is a γ < κ such that f −1 (γ ) ⊆ C is stationary.
On the equivalence of two quantifier elimination tests
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