Definition of press-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpres ʌp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpres ʌp//
(British English) (also push-up North American English, British English) [usually plural] Exercise
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an exercise in which you lie on your stomach and raise your body off the ground by pressing down on your hands until your arms are straight He does 20 press-ups every morning before breakfast. See related entries: Exercise

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