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Definition of Compress


  1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.
  2. To embrace sexually.
  3. A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.

Compress Quotations

Life is too complex to compress into soundbites. Every situation is different.
Sarah Brightman

The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.
Marilyn vos Savant

Sometimes you go into a film and you have no time to prepare and have to compress the details into a few days and then rely on the instinct and what happens when you're in a scene with other actors and that chemistry or not.
Sally Hawkins

I'm used to adapting my novels for feature film - it can be challenging to cut and compress three or four hundred pages into two hours of dramatic action.
Tom Perrotta

I take a whole life story and compress it into three minutes.
Harlan Howard
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Compress Translations

compress in Dutch is comprimeren
compress in French is comprimer, comprimons, comprimez, compriment
compress in German is komprimieren
compress in Latin is adstringo
compress in Portuguese is compressa
compress in Spanish is oprimir
compress in Swedish is komprimera, omslag
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