Translation of press in Spanish:


prensa, n.

Pronunciation /prɛs//prɛs/


  • 1

    • 1.1(newspapers, journalists)

      prensa feminine
      (box/gallery) (before noun) de (la) prensa
      the press la prensa
      • the freedom of the press la libertad de prensa
      • the daily/specialist press la prensa diaria/especializada
      • she agreed to meet the press aceptó recibir a la prensa / a los periodistas
      • press clipping / (British) cutting recorte de prensa
      • press corps prensa acreditada
      • press coverage cobertura periodística
      • press pass pase de prensa
      • press photographer reportero gráfico
      • press report informe de prensa
      • press room (for journalists) sala de prensa
      • Judicial officials would not comment on the press reports, arguing that the content of the council's meetings are not made public.
      • As media royal watchers will tell you, she treats the press pack with contempt, but has made her impact without them.
      • Rather than hearing the made up journalistic accounts in the press you can make your own mind up.
      • And the press coverage just got bigger and bigger, and the audiences seemed to get more and more into it.
      • There have been innumerable letters and articles in the press and extensive media coverage, generally ill informed.
      • The firm's management refused to talk to the press, and journalists were kept away by security guards.
      • Some of the press reportage of this study has been very good on pointing out the flaws in the report.
      • I expect it to get acres of column inches in the press next week.
      • After a couple of test runs, Hughes had reporters get off the plane and lined up the press boats to give them a good view.
      • At the press briefing a reporter asked whether this would mean that lenders would start limiting the number of credit cards issued to customers.
      • While I do not approve of the manager's views the press were out to get him out of the England job.
      • They had no way out because of the press of people behind them.
      • Yet the courts have not granted full freedom of the press to high school newspapers.
      • Many of the most stringent critics of the practices and performance of journalists come from the press itself.
      • Senior MPs know they can leak with impunity to journalists because the press isn't going to bite the hand that feeds it.
      • In fact, the few New Zealand touring fans and journalists on tour have had more coverage in the press than the players.
      • She views most of the press hysteria surrounding her, for example, as hilarious.
      • We begin with a parting word for the longest-serving reporter in the press room.
      • The idea is to slip the product into the marketplace without allowing the press to view the material before consumers can get their hands on it.
      • His desire to meet the demands of the press resulted in reporters grousing about having to wait for long periods of time to talk to him.
      • ‘I know, as a journalist, that the press need something to hang an event on,’ he said.

    • 1.2(treatment by newspapers)

      to get a good/bad press tener buena/mala prensa

  • 2printing press

    • 2.1

      prensa feminine
      imprenta feminine

    • 2.2(publishing house)

      editorial feminine
      • Well, as part of my professional life in education I was involved in running a small university press, which published academic books.
      • After being published by small presses, Amy finally sent in some of her work to Serpent's Tail, who were thrilled and promptly asked her to come up with an idea for an anthology.
      • The editor who acquired it had a background in university press publishing.
      • Small presses also publish most English translations of French-Canadian literature.
      • Two books published by university presses demonstrate just how enriching the change can be.
      • Phillips started with plays, and three were published by a small press in the early 1980s.
      • The result was that, in the UK, even quite small university presses would print 1,000 copies of books which they knew were never going to sell that many.
      • In order to get material to put on their sites, the on-line libraries have made partnerships with a myriad of corporate publishers and university presses.
      • Seazoom is the third book published by local press Passwords Enterprises, headed by poet Vivian Hansen.
      • The book is published by a Jesuit press and strongly endorsed by current leaders of the Society.
      • Digital journals have meant a reduced dependence on commercial publishing houses or academic presses.
      • Bibr is the only periodical to offer self-published writers the same review attention as those published by other presses.
      • Broken Boulder press recently published two of his chapbooks: Notestalk and Notationing.
      • University presses have published books and subsequently left the archiving to printers.
      • All three books were published by university presses.
      • Yet the fact is that the old song is still being sung and published by a reputable press and promoted for sale in Canadian bookstores.
      • He is the author of Natural Atheism, a book which will be published by American Atheist press later this year.
      • Mass-market calendar publishers and black presses are opening the floodgates of African American theme products this coming year.
      • In the academic world, we don't get to publish our books at academic presses without peer review.
      • I also told the board about a book just published by MIT press, The Origination of Organismal Form.

  • 3

    • 3.1

      (for pressing grapes, flowers, machine parts) prensa feminine
      (for pressing trousers) prensa plancha-pantalones feminine
      • A duck press, for non-culinary readers, is a kitchen device used for extracting the juice of a duck or chicken.
      • In a normal molding process, the press keeps pushing plastic into the mold, putting a great deal of stress on the part.
      • The following year, we picked flowers again, but this time to put in homemade flower presses.
      • By the time of Archimedes, it is likely that screws of wood already were being used for vises and for fruit presses.
      • There are sausage-makers, pasta makers, mincers, olive presses and, there on the shelf behind one of the proprietors, a rugged little cheesegrater.
      • Scrumpy is the West Country name for cider, produced by the natural fermentation of apple juice; all you need is a press, a few barrels and a lot of apples.
      • The olives must be picked in time and then brought to the olive press, where the golden liquid is extracted: olive oil.
      • The mechanical press applies up to 2tons/square inch of pressure to the face of the bat through a roller.
      • Whole clusters go into a press in which the juice is extracted and pumped into a big stainless steel tank.
      • One of the first applications of the screw was in presses for the extraction of oil from olives and juice from grapes.
      • His pop career stumbled after their debut vinyl single emerged from the presses as oval rather than round.
      • These sheets are fed into large presses with casts shaped into a particular body panel, like a door, bonnet roof and bodies.
      • Of particular interest are the remains of the presses used for the extraction of olive oil, which was produced on a large scale in the region in antiquity.
      • Served on excellent baguettes and flattened in a sandwich press, a hoggie is a Mexican torta with an identity crisis.
      • So if anyone deserves being immortalised on celluloid, it is those 12 North Yorkshire women who posed in the buff behind flower arrangements and apple presses.
      • Wish I'd now how to do cider or at least some apple juice, but it think it would involve a press and I don't have one.
      • We cut the tyres and shape them in a press ready for fitting in segments to the steel rims.
      • Unlike the laundries I've used since coming to the city, we inspected shirts for buttons broken by the presses and sewed on new ones without being asked.
      • Each comes with absorbent pads and fabric liners that draw moisture from the flowers and expel it through vents in the press.

    • 3.2(for racket)

      tensor masculine

  • 4

    • 4.1(on button)

      at the press of a button apretando un botón

    • 4.2(with iron)

      to give sth a press planchar algo

  • 5

    agolpamiento masculine
    • No fiddling around with headrests and seatbelts: just a single press of a button and one side went flat, making ample room for three bikes.
    • It has never been quicker to get information and we can realistically expect to speak to someone on the other side of the world by telephone at the press of a few buttons.
    • A quick press and the car eats traffic and hills as if they simply did not exist.
    • How can I add my rather long e-mail address with just a single press of a key?
    • A firm and soft press of his lips to mine seemed to answer the question.
    • The name of the family comes from the special technology that allows the user to back up data with a single press of the button on the front panel.
    • At the press of a button, I could tell what temperature it was in their nursery too, which takes spying to a whole new level in my book.
    • Communication begins with a single press of the PTT button on the handset.
    • In the age of instant gratification, where everything can be available at the flick of a switch or the press of a button, it's an effort to get to a voting station.
    • At the press of a button the user can ascend the rope and then come down just as quickly.
    • It gives the reader a wide choice of material at the press of a button.
    • That the Revenue could, if they so wished, at the press of a button also create a list of those taxpayers who have overpaid their taxes.
    • At the press of a button, the bike lets out beeps and the lights start flashing, making it easy for you to locate it in a crowded parking lot.
    • Now, as the electronic gates of Woodhouselee swing silently open at the press of a button, you step into the past.
    • So from the comfort of their own home, one can find out a lot of information at the press of a button.
    • Screens froze, buttons took three presses to function and, most distressingly, half my address book made itself invisible.
    • We also have over 50 client-load machines that can be moved into the STP at the press of a key.
    • The keys emit soft clicks with each key press, much more discreet than the loud beep.
    • A super-fast, 360 degree turn can be performed with the simple press of a button.
  • 6

    (large cupboard)
    armario masculine
    ropero masculine
    • Clean out your presses and fridge and keep only a minimum amount of these treats on hand, because children learn to like the foods they are offered most often.
    • The kitchen features an extensive range of built-in wooden presses, a brown worktop and patterned tiled splashback.
    • The room features an open fireplace with a cream tiled surround and inset, and there is a fitted corner cupboard with display presses.
    • Wardrobes or linen presses can serve in a kitchen as a larder or anything you fancy.
    • Behind the kitchen is the utility room, with matching worktop and presses, a stainless steel sink and plumbing for a washing machine.
    • The fitted kitchen/breakfast room features a number of built-in presses, worktops and cupboards and plenty of food preparation space.
    • The floor-to-ceiling press is plumbed for a concealed washing machine.
    • Upstairs, the master bedroom is floored in solid ash and includes a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and presses as well as an en suite shower room.
    • The room also includes an original dumb waiter, which has been converted into a built-in drinks cabinet with integrated storage presses.
    • The large kitchen is fitted with cherrywood presses, dark granite worktops and a tiled splashback.
    • Upstairs, the master bedroom is to the front of the house and has a bank of wardrobes with overhead presses along with an en suite shower room.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (doorbell/button) apretar
    (doorbell/button) pulsar
    (pedal/footbrake) pisar
    to press the trigger apretar el gatillo
    • the children pressed their noses against the window los niños tenían la nariz apretada contra la ventana
    • we were pressed up against the wall by the crowd el gentío nos apretujó contra la pared
    • He was pressing a twenty pound note into Angus's hand.
    • Outside his room they stopped, their bodies pressed together, his face only inches from hers.
    • Josh reached the elevator door and pressed the ‘call lift’ button.
    • Once there, he pressed his ear to the smooth wood and listened.
    • Sky Digital viewers should press the Yellow key during the game to switch between the two matches uniquely through BBCi.
    • Brush the edges with water before pressing the lids on top of the fruit mince to seal the filling in.
    • Each layer should be pressed down firmly before the next layer is inserted.
    • Most of the pleasure in photography for me is the moment when the button is pressed to take the picture.
    • Katie looked over her shoulder numerous times, pressing the ‘down’ button as fast as she could.
    • I pressed my hands on the grass and pushed myself to my feet, never turning my head from the wonder in front of me.
    • When I saw what I was looking for, I scrolled up and down through the list and pressed Enter.
    • That key alone would not open its door: a buzzer also had to be pressed by security staff in a command post on the 22nd floor.
    • I take another step forward, causing her to press herself against the couch.
    • I was struggling to get out of the pub with my rucksack, when I was pressed against someone who looked vaguely familiar.
    • No fiddling with keys on dark, damp mornings and you're off the drive far quicker after pressing the brake pedal and pushing the start button.
    • Interactive television will provide a list of movies grouped under various categories, from which the user will be able to choose a suitable title, just by pressing a few keys on the remote control.
    • I brushed past him and pressed one of the pieces of paper into his hand.
    • I collapse on the floor, curled up in an almost foetal position, head pressed up against one of the speakers as the music blares out at ear-damaging volume.
    • I sow about 30 seeds per box, pressing each one into the compost down to the first joint in my finger.
    • The steam was still rising from it as the restaurant staff pressed a plastic lid onto the container.
    • He had conditioned himself to ignore the kick and the sharp report, and to hold the sights steady and press the trigger smoothly.
    • Lights and sounds - your baby will enjoy the twinkling lights and quiet melodies that are activated by pressing or squeezing a toy.
    • He pressed his forehead to the smooth, cool iron.
    • As the gun settles, the shooter applies positive pressure to the trigger, pressing it straight back at a constantly increasing speed until the gun fires.
    • She wrapped her hands around his shoulders and pressed herself to him.
    • By pressing a key on the keyboard, the user does not only produce a letter but also hears one: the letter is spoken out loud and simultaneously visualized in an enlarged three-dimensional form.
    • Brett smiled as she settled her head on his shoulder and he pressed her closer to him.
    • He took her by the shoulders and pressed her down on a bench.
    • To return to the main match, viewers should press the Exit key at any time.
    • I was no longer crying, but I still held on to him, pressing my face into his smooth, muscular chest.
    • He frowns a little, looking forward again and presses the gas-pedal as the light turns green.
    • Incidentally, pressing the Enter key while a filter is highlighted in the Selected filters box allows you to change specific filter settings.
    • If an actor forgot his lines, a special button was pressed to cut off the sound to the viewer.
    • Mel took that opportunity to rest her hands on his shoulder and press herself against him.
    • Type out the name David Beckham in the tiny rectangular column on Google search and then press Enter.
    • Put on the top half of the bread, press gently and eat immediately with a bottle of very cold beer.
    • But here no one ever presses the accelerator pedal: the pace is slow and ultra easy in this corner of very French soil on the coast of South West Brittany.
    • The transaction is entered into the ledger by pressing the ENTER key, while pressing the ESC key cancels it.
    • But the lift came to a halt midway, forcing those inside to press the help button and ask for assistance.
    • The car had landed on its wheels, inclined forward, making my weight press down on the shoulder and into the steering wheel.
  • 2

    • 2.1(squeeze)

      she pressed my hand/arm me apretó la mano/el brazo
      • she pressed the child to her estrechó al niño contra su pecho
      • The two to three edible nuts of the seed are eaten raw or roasted; from these, a stable oil is pressed for use in cosmetic creams and as a meat preservative.
      • ‘Cold Pressed’ is simply a technique used in pressing the oil out of the olives.
      • The pinas are roasted, shredded and the juice pressed out and put in tanks.
      • Virgin, unrefined, hemp seed oil is pressed from hemp seeds.
      • Following very strict guidelines, the oil is pressed right away.
      • Every morning we had our freshly pressed orange juice from the farm's orchard.
      • My mouth waters at the thought of a rich, chewy Shiraz wine, freshly pressed, pungent olive oil, or refreshing, tart lemonade.
      • Take one tablespoon of cold pressed hemp seed oil (from good health food stores) daily.
      • Thus they can press an oil that is more fragrant and flavorful than the bland oil pressed from sweet almonds.
      • They are found in oily fish, beans, raw nuts, cold pressed seed and vegetable oils.
      • Thus, the mash or seed cake that remains after the oil is pressed out can be used as animal feed.

    • 2.2(in press)

      (olives/flowers/grapes) prensar
      • Cottonseed is pressed for oil for human use and the residue is processed for animal feed.
      • As such they could be crushed and ground for use, like peppercorns, as well as pressed to make a juice.
      • And he gives him a flower to press inside the pages of the friend's notebook.
      • Cooking oil is a blend of several extra virgin olive oils sourced from all over Italy and produced from olives that are pressed at the height of their ripeness.
      • Peel and grate the ginger, then twist in a piece of muslin, or press through a sieve to extract the juice.
      • Considered a fruit, olives were eaten whole as food and pressed to make oil for cooking and medicinal uses.
      • The fruits are pressed in communal oil presses and, more often than not, transported by horse-drawn cart.
      • The best of grapes has been brought from France and painstakingly cultivated over the years to yield the kind of fruit that can be pressed into wine.
      • Typically the sample is taken to the winery laboratory and crushed or pressed to obtain juice, which is then analysed for sugar and perhaps also acidity and pH.
      • He presses sunflower oil seeds and filters the oil with a cloth gravity filter.
      • When these grapes are picked and pressed, they extract a golden, sweet juice of unique concentration, bound up in a web of exquisite fruit acidity.
      • Once in a while, a leaf will remain beyond its normal time, or drop off and be pressed for future generations to admire.
      • In the winery, the frozen grapes are gently pressed and the sweet juice, rich in sugar, high in acidity and bursting with flavour, is run off and fermented.
      • In this book she has placed all the seasons like a leaf or a flower pressed between each page.
      • In the first case, they are made like a white wine; that's to say the grapes are crushed and/or pressed, then fermented without their skins.
      • The same species provides edible leaves and pleasantly flavoured seeds which, when mature, are not narcotic and are pressed to make a salad or cooking oil.
      • In his spare time James enjoys flower pressing, needlework, chasing rabbits and Rugby League.
      • In short it is pulped and boiled in two different ways and then pressed to extract juice.
      • Everyone knows pressed flowers arranged and glued onto paper can make a delightful composition.
      • Collect nice whole leaves and press them between two clean sheets of paper in a large book like a phone book or dictionary.
      • Afterwards the cooked chunks are pressed to extract a sweet juice called aguamiel or honey juice.
      • The specimens themselves are pressed flat, dried and mounted on paper and look remarkably good, given that they are over 300 years old.
      • Mature plants with uncertain identity were preserved by pressing to allow repeated examination by us and others for final identification.
      • He took out some leaves which had been dried after being pressed between the pages of magazines for a long time.
      • Still produced in the same way to this very day, grapes are picked and pressed early in the growing season and the free-run juice fermented for ten days.
      • Next the seeds were removed by machine and kept for the next season's planting or sent to factories where they could be pressed to make linseed oil, used in the manufacture of paints and varnishes.

    • 2.3

      (disk/album) imprimir
      • Yeah, they are standing on their own two feet, pressing their own records and CDs.
      • These were then used to shape the matrixes from which the records were pressed.

    • 2.4

      (clothes) planchar
      • Place a clean, heavy skillet on top of the sandwiches and carefully press them down to flatten.
      • This is the man who represents the epitome of style in his immaculately pressed shirts, tirelessly shined shoes and tailored business attire.
      • His shirt was white and ironed, the creases showing where it had been freshly pressed that morning.
      • Wool should be pressed with steam and a moderate temperature.
      • He wore an immaculately starched and pressed navy blue suit and red tie.
      • She has usually started the prep work the day before, but she's now getting the turkey into the oven and pressing one of her vintage tablecloths.
      • The salt may be added after the curd is cut into chunks or, if the cheese is pressed into shapes such as wheels or blocks, it can then be soaked in brine.
      • When he wheels up to Stamford railway station to meet me off the train from New York, he is immaculately dressed in neatly pressed casual sportswear.
      • Do you press your clothing before dressing for work… heating the iron every day?
      • Serged or double-stitched seams should be pressed toward the garment back whenever possible.
      • A bit farther on, glowing one-ton ingots of steel thunder down rollers to be pressed into thin sheets.
      • She teaches them to iron a shirt in three minutes and how to press a pair of trousers.
      • He dresses in immaculately pressed shalwar kameez and waistcoat - sheer Afghan chic.
      • Ensure your interview suit is pressed, shoes polished and shirt ironed.
      • The key to properly pressing your cotton dress shirts is to crank up your iron's heat to its maximum level.
      • Carefully packed away somewhere in the hand luggage were flags, hats and freshly pressed Mayo jerseys in readiness for the days ahead.
      • Carve the meat into slices of about 1.5 to 2 cm thick, beat them with your hands and press them into shape.
      • Bara ceirch, Welsh oatcakes, were pressed out into flat sheets by hand, and baked on heavy cast iron griddles.
      • Her auburn hair was neatly combed and her tiny dress was immaculately pressed.
      • Fold the valance into pleats to take up the excess width, and press pleats with an iron.

  • 3

    • 3.1(put pressure on)

      I must press you on this point debo insistirle sobre este punto
      • when pressed, she admitted it cuando la presionaron, lo admitió
      • they're being pressed by creditors los están acosando los acreedores
      • if pressed, I'd opt for the second plan si tuviera que escoger, me inclinaría por el segundo plan
      • to press sb for sth/to + inf
      • I pressed him for an answer exigí que me diera una respuesta
      • they pressed him to change his policy ejercieron presión sobre él para que cambiara de política
      • he pressed us to stay for dinner insistió en que nos quedáramos a cenar

    • 3.2(pursue)

      she pressed her case vigorously insistió con vehemencia en sus argumentos
      • they went on strike to press their demands fueron a la huelga en apoyo de sus reivindicaciones
      • I didn't press the point no insistí más

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(exert pressure)

      press once for service llame una vez para que lo atiendan
      • position tile and press firmly coloque el azulejo y presione / apriete con fuerza
      • to press (down) on sth apretar algo

    • 1.2(crowd, push)

      (people) apretujarse
      (people) apiñarse
      he pressed through the crowd se abrió paso entre la multitud
      • That didn't stop them starting the second half well as they pressed forward.
      • Bennett missed a great chance to level as Waterford pressed forward.
      • She saw the courtyard exactly as it had been, the soldiers pressing in all around her, but they did not attack.
      • At last convinced that Sir William was still alive, she set out for Waterloo, her carriage pressing forward slowly through the crowds heading in the opposite direction.
      • In the second half of extra time, North Leigh pressed forward and with three minutes left Nick Forrester put the away team in front.
      • United were pressing forward at this stage and on 32 minutes it seemed they were to be rewarded.
      • For all the endeavour of Oxford, it was the visitors who pressed forward.
      • Two local firms are showing their faith in the future by pressing forward with ambitious expansion plans.
      • But the minute the Americans pressed forward, they were fired at from another angle.
      • Transport planners at City of York Council are keen to press forward with a scheme which could dramatically cut congestion on York's roads.
      • The theater was in turmoil; the audience pressed forward, hoping to catch a glimpse of what was going on.
      • Spare time and curiosity pushed him into pressing onward up the gorge.
      • It is up to them to decide whether to press forward at this juncture.
      • Leigh were almost non-existent as an attacking force as Chorley continued to press forward looking to increase their advantage.
      • He was hungry, tired and sore from his ordeal in the sea, but knew he must press forwards in order to survive.
      • But, of course, in the longer term the two begin to press in common directions.
      • Hundreds of fans pressed around the Paris grave of The Doors cult singer Jim Morrison yesterday.
      • Sparked by these moves, the Scots began to press forward with more purpose.
      • Despite landing a fine upper cut as the champion presses forward, it is clear that the Las Vegas-based fighter has no answer to the poise and power of the home favourite.
      • I looked heavenward and when there were no lightning bolts I pressed forward.
      • Grunting in acknowledgement, too winded to speak, Alex pressed forward.

    • 1.3(iron)

      this suit presses easily este traje es fácil de planchar

  • 2

    (urge, pressurize)
    he kept pressing until I agreed siguió presionando / insistiendo hasta que accedí
    • to press for sth
    • they've been pressing for an inquiry han estado presionando para que se haga una investigación
    • time presses / is pressing el tiempo apremia
    • the problem is beginning to press el problema empieza a ser acuciante
    • Coun Kevin Lancaster said the council should press the Environment Agency to carry out the work after 2006.
    • Certainly, the construction industry will be pressing the minister to see whether Scotland's ravaged road system will receive any spending.
    • We will be pressing the government on the issue of visas for international people, because they now make up a large percentage of the people working in our industry.
    • In the article I also wonder if we, in the UK, shouldn't be pressing the BBC to take on this task.
    • The former Manchester United midfielder is being pressed for a decision on a new deal.
    • Mr Pearson was by then pressing quite hard for exchange of contracts.
    • Marginal seats will also be targeted during the General Election, with candidates being pressed to say whether they will insist on a referendum, if elected.
    • Now, three governors whose states are among the hardest hit are pressing lawmakers on Capitol Hill and the administration to take action.
    • When pressed for specifics on the protest, Phelps hung up, saying he was too busy to talk.
    • As the two friends talk with Joyce, Jens presses her for more and more personal information, including her strangest client.
    • Mrs Jones said the county council had been pressed for action.
    • Provincial governments should be pressed to take an open-ended approach to the needs of children rather than to engage in long and costly court battles.
    • The Scottish Executive said it was aware of the problems facing the venison industry and was pressing the EU to lift the ban region by region.
    • Charities now press us for our cash by post, over the phone, on the street and on our doorstep.
    • It's possible that the development might get journalists off the hook, as they were being pressed to reveal their sources to the inquiry.
    • In the early eighteenth century, rents were falling and landowners had little incentive to press for short lets.
    • In a case heard at Skipton County Court, a railway worker earning 23 shillings a week was being pressed for non-payment of a debt.
    • He should press our NATO allies to open training centers in their countries.
    • We eagerly anticipate your trip to our nation's capital that you proposed in your last letter, and several of us are pressing the Director to pay for it.
    • Political parties of all shades should unite to press Whitehall for financial parity.