push aside

idiom

: to stop worrying or thinking about (something)
He pushed aside his fear of rejection and asked her out on a date.

Examples of push aside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The camaraderie was enough to push aside pipe dreams of actually winning a prize, until one member asked Jones vice principal Sharon Reynolds to check the results of a weekend drawing in late January. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 Other progressives still hold fast to the belief that demographics will do the work for them, and that eventually the coalition of ascendant groups — minorities, unmarried women, and the highly educated — will push aside the old white reactionaries who keep the Republican Party competitive. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 But the ship’s current performance cannot push aside the fact that, as a new class of aircraft carrier, the platform has, so far, failed to meet a single metric the Navy publicly employed to justify the pricey platform. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 But aerodynamics is a tough discipline; any EV must push aside as little air as possible to minimize the turbulence that causes drag and eats energy. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 11 Aug. 2023 Trust in yourself and push aside what others may think of you during this time. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 17 July 2023 That’s the moral, ethical and practical dilemma administrators are trying to push aside as the financial imperative weighs on them. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2020 With Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement opening a vacancy on the Supreme Court, there's a new push for President Biden to push aside the Ivy League and give alumni of public universities a chance. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 8 Feb. 2022 Biden may face pressure to push aside a goal of reaching across the aisle and plow forward with a liberal awith a Congress controlled by Democrats. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2021

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“Push aside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20aside. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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