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πιέζω press, squeeze, press tight, Hom., attic press or weigh down, of a heavy weight, Pind., Ar.: metaph. to oppress, straiten, distress, Hdt., Aesch., etc.—Pass. to suffer greatly, Hdt., attic press hard, of a victorious army, Lat. premo, τοὺς ἐναντίους Hdt.:— Pass., εἴ πη πιέζοιντο Thuc. repress, stifle, Pind.
III.later to lay hold of, ταῦρον πιάξας τᾶς ὁπλᾶς by the hoof, Theocr.; αὐτὸν τῆς χειρός NTest.

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