1. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.

2. To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach. "They pressed upon him for to touch him." (Mark III. 10)

3. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.

4. <zoology> An East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.

(05 Mar 1998)

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