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1push

verb \ˈpsh\

: to use force to move (someone or something) forward or away from you

: to go forward while using your hands, arms etc., to forcefully move people or things that are blocking you

: to force or try to force or persuade (someone) to do something

Full Definition of PUSH

transitive verb
1
a :  to press against with force in order to drive or impel
b :  to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking
2
a :  to thrust forward, downward, or outward
b :  to cause to increase :  raise <push prices to record levels>
c :  to try to move beyond or expand <push one's limits>
d :  to hit (a ball) toward the right from a right-handed swing or toward the left from a left-handed swing — compare pull
3
a :  to press or urge forward to completion
b :  to urge or press the advancement, adoption, or practice of <pushed a bill in the legislature>; especially :  to make aggressive efforts to sell <we're pushing ham this week>
c :  to engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics)
4
:  to bear hard upon so as to involve in difficulty <poverty pushed them to the breaking point>
5
:  to approach in age or number <grandmother must be pushing 75>
intransitive verb
1
:  to press against something with steady force in or as if in order to impel
2
:  to press forward energetically against opposition
3
:  to exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end <pushing for higher wages>
push one's luck
:  to take an increasing risk

Examples of PUSH

  1. Do you want to push the shopping cart?
  2. He slowly pushed the door open.
  3. She pushed back her chair and stood up.
  4. She pushed him aside and marched into the boss's office.
  5. He pushed her out of the way.
  6. He pushed me into the table.
  7. He was pushed off the sidewalk into the street.
  8. She pushed her wet hair back from her face.
  9. The bulldozer pushed the rubble over the edge of the pit.
  10. No matter how hard I pushed, I couldn't move the boulder.

Origin of PUSH

Middle English possen, pusshen, probably from Old French pousser to exert pressure, from Latin pulsare, frequentative of pellere to drive, strike — more at felt
First Known Use: 13th century

2push

noun

: an act of pushing something or someone

: a large, organized military attack

: a strong, continuous effort to get or achieve something

Full Definition of PUSH

1
:  a vigorous effort to attain an end :  drive:
a :  a military assault or offensive
b :  an advance that overcomes obstacles
c :  a campaign to promote a product
2
:  a time for action :  emergency
3
a :  an act of pushing :  shove
b (1) :  a physical force steadily applied in a direction away from the body exerting it
(2) :  a nonphysical pressure :  influence, urge
c :  vigorous enterprise or energy
4
a :  an exertion of influence to promote another's interests
b :  stimulation to activity :  impetus
push comes to shove
:  a decisive moment comes <backed down when push came to shove>

Examples of PUSH

  1. <an unprecedented push to pass stronger gun control measures>

First Known Use of PUSH

circa 1560

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

PUSH

abbreviation

Definition of PUSH

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PUSH Defined for Kids

1push

verb \ˈpsh\
pushedpush·ing

Definition of PUSH for Kids

1
:  to press against with force so as to drive or move away <He helped push a car out of the snow.>
2
:  to force forward, downward, or outward <The tree is pushing its roots deep in the soil.>
3
:  to go or make go ahead <I had to push to finish the swim.>
4
:  to pressure to do something or work hard at something <The teacher pushed her students to succeed.>

2push

noun

Definition of PUSH for Kids

1
:  a sudden thrust :  shove <Pa gave the rotten tree a push and it fell over.>
2
:  a steady applying of force in a direction away from the body from which it comes <We gave the car a push up the hill.>
June 29, 2015
expeditious Hear it
efficient or prompt
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