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There are flexible working options such as compressed and school hours or home working. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was a hiss of compressed air and a flurry of bubbles. BomberWe live in a very compressed time. The Sun (2006)Place a cold compress on the forehead. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)The compressed air gave a hiss of anticipation. BomberIt also works a treat when applied via a cold compress to the eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Strip down the camera and clean with compressed air and a soft brush. Photographers Handbook (1993)Apply a cold compress to the area as soon as you can to reduce pain and swelling. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No need for the emergency compressed air. BomberGive a final quick burst of compressed air to remove any fresh dust. Photographers Handbook (1993)And you don't need a cylinder of volatile compressed gas in your car to do it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Women returning to work can request part-time or compressed hours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Twelve hours is compressed to 20 minutes of pictures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The antibiotic drug costs far more than the cold compress which is all yesterday's physician had to fight pneumonia. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Symptoms normally pass within 48 hours and can be eased using a cold compress and resting with the eyes closed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Her memory had compressed time. Berthe Morisot (1990)Everything is compressed in time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Neanderthals and modern humans seem to have played out a similar story, much more compressed in time and much closer to our own day. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)After that, the arithmetic becomes increasingly complex and would require a cold compress over the forehead if one tried to explain its many intricacies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Employees can take advantage of a number of flexible working options such as compressed hours, job sharing and part-time working. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The engines now run on compressed natural gas, which is said to be 80 per cent cleaner than a petrol engine. The Sun (2006)Flexible options such as reduced or compressed hours, or working from home, help employees to fit work around other commitments. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I defy anyone to dispute the truly Olympian nature of all that, when compressed into one package. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. compress is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: compress VERB
When you compress something or when it compresses, it is pressed or squeezed so that it takes up less space.
Poor posture, sitting, or walking slouched over, compresses the body's organs.
Definition of compress from the Collins English Dictionary
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