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An example use of press in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… all right high view press yeah the …”
Press means to squeeze or force something, usually with a tool, against something else.
the word press occurs in english on average 94.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that press can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;