Definition of give (someone) the pushBritish, informal
- His boss gave him the push.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: to press against with force in order to drive or impel
: to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking
: to thrust forward, downward, or outward
: a vigorous effort to attain an end : drive:
: a military assault or offensive
: an advance that overcomes obstacles
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