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oppress (the lit. sense of ‘press’ is traceable in Lucr. 1242; cf. OPPRESSION 1)
1. to suppress Per. III. Gower 29 “The mutiny . . . t' ”
2. to trouble, harass, distress All'sW. I. iii. 155, Lr. V. iii. 5, Cym. V. iv. 99.
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