press for

press for
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "press for":
present tense I/you/we/they press for he/she/it presses for present participle pressing for past tense pressed for past participle pressed for
1) press someone for something to try in a determined way to get something from someone

The more she pressed him for an explanation, the more he refused to speak.

2) press for something to try in a determined way to achieve something

The committee also agreed to press for changes in the current financing system.

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