push (something) to the back of one's mind

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of push (something) to the back of one's mind

:to try not to think about (something)
  • She pushed her doubts to the back of her mind.

Word by Word Definitions

push play
  1. : to press against with force in order to drive or impel

  2. : to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking

  3. : to thrust forward, downward, or outward

  1. : a vigorous effort to attain an end : drive:

  2. : a military assault or offensive

  3. : an advance that overcomes obstacles

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

back play
  1. : the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

  2. : the body considered as the wearer of clothes

  3. : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. : to, toward, or at the rear

  2. : in or into the past : backward in time

  3. : to or at an angle off the vertical

  1. : being at or in the back

  2. : distant from a central or main area

  3. : articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth

  1. : to support by material or moral assistance

  2. : substantiate

  3. : to assume financial responsibility for

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely


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