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press together

To apply pressure to two or more people or things in order for them to be sealed or stuck close together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "press" and "together." We pressed our lips together in a passionate kiss. We use steel rollers to press together the various materials. The thronging crowd pressed Janet and me together for the duration of the train ride.
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press something together

to use pressure to close or unite things. He pressed his lips together and would say no more. Why are his lips pressed together so tightly?
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He presses them together, lead to lead, lifts them into the air, and holds them there in a state of suspension; after a moment, he sets the pencils back down.
The machine takes metal chips and presses them together at high pressure to be made into bigger bricks that are as close to 100% solid as possible.