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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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Discount Labels, of New Albany, IN, a PrintXcel company, has developed an 11-color press, built by joining three presses together to form a single unit that can support a large variety of ink, foil, and lamination combinations.
The transmitter reacts on the length compensation of the tapping chuck, which presses together while the safety clutch engages in the right hand direction and which is pulled out in the left direction.