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press for something

 
1. to urge for something to be done; to request something. The mayor is pressing for an early settlement to the strike. I will press her for an answer. The citizens are pressing for an investigation of the incident.
2. to press a button for service. If you need any help, just press for service. Here is the steward's button. Just press for immediate service.
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press for

v.
To entreat or require someone to provide something: The reporters pressed the politician for a reply.
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