press against

press against (someone or something)

1. To push or lean against someone or something. There's a big piece of sheet metal pressing against the door we're trying to get open. Stop pressing against me, would you? You need to wait your turn like everyone else.
2. To push or lean someone or something against another person or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "press" and "against." She pressed him against the door and leaned in for a kiss. He just kept pressing his fingers against the side of his head. Please don't press your feet against me like that.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

press something against someone or something

to push or force something against someone or something. The person in line behind Betty kept pressing his elbow against her. I pressed my hand against the door and it opened.
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press against someone or something

to push or bear upon someone or something. I pressed against Henry, trying gently to get him to move out of the way. Don't press against the glass door!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said that there is no such thing as "pull." His example was when someone grabs onto a door knob that your fingers press against it from the back side.
The PFUJ is of the considered opinion that no JIT has any power to recommend any action against any newspaper the statement said adding that '' we will go to any length to defend the freedom of Press against all odds.
Shah Muhammad Leghari along with wife and children staged a sit-in demonstration outside local press against accused who kidnapped their daughter, Sania leghari some one ago from Mohalla Kamaluddin Solangi.
They slump in a chair and allow the middle portion of the sacrum and coccyx to press against a chair....
We will never forget its role as long as we live." He also vowed to defend the Press against anything that may affect its crucial role.
SWAT/ISLAMABAD, 28 April , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Taliban have threatened media of dire consequences if any statement or report is published in the press against them.
We're always down for one last sweaty summer hurrah at Le Poisson Rouge, especially when we have Bass Ale to press against our foreheads (and consume!), but no lies, we're ready to get out the sweater boxes and are through testing the dance floor endurance of our short-shorts for a little while (at least until we figure out how to successfully outfit them with snowpants).
In photo #2, note how the gun is seated in the holster by pressure on the rear surface of the slide with the thumb (which continues to press against the hammer as well).
Pulled down by Earth's gravity, these molecules press against your skin with a pressure of 1 atmosphere, or 14.7 pounds per square inch.
As the offensive coordinators become more astute in their schematics such as crossing routes, bubble screens, and crafty pre-snap motions, it becomes difficult not to play man press against them.
The last such period was around 1969-1970, and the frenzy in the liberal press against the electoral college was almost unbelievable.
The clips will press against the inside bottom of the cup and keep the string from pulling out.
Dogs can lower your blood pressure but it doesn't lower mine to read constant attacks of bad press against dogs.