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press-up

[ pres-uhp ]
/ ˈprɛsˌʌp /
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noun British.

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Origin of press-up

First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase press up
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British Dictionary definitions for press-up

press-up

noun
an exercise in which the body is alternately raised from and lowered to the floor by the arms only, the trunk being kept straight with the toes and hands resting on the floorAlso called (US and Canadian): push-up
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