One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Flattened, shaped, or smoothed by the application of pressure, typically from an iron.‘immaculately pressed trousers’‘pressed flowers’
- 1.1 (of juice or oil) extracted by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc.‘freshly pressed grape juice’
- 1.1 (of juice or oil) extracted by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc.
Forced to enlist in the army or navy.‘the day before we sailed, a number of pressed men were brought on board’
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