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press a key

This page is about the collocation press a key

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to put a finger on a key on a keyboard and press down

For example

  • After you've put in your password, press the "enter" key.

  • Find the "control" key and press it, and then press the "option" and "command" keys.

Note:
Related collocations include "press a button" and "press a switch"

Quick Quiz

She thought for a moment, and then pressed a key and

a. started the car

b. locked the door

c. deleted the email

Contributor: Matt Errey