press into

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press something into something

 and press something in 
1. to force something into something, such as a mold. Now, you need to press the clay into the mold carefully. Now, hold the mold with one hand and press in the clay.
2. to force or drive something into the surface of something. You are standing on my chewing gum, and you have pressed it into the carpet! Don't press in the gum by standing on it.
See also: press
References in classic literature ?
To this it was objected, that in this respect he could not possibly be speaking the truth, since the papers had been deposited in a press in which both his hands and his eyes must have been engaged every day.