push off


pushed off; pushing off; pushes off

intransitive verb

: set out
we pushed off for home

Examples of push off in a Sentence

let's push off while it's still early enough to beat the evening rush
Recent Examples on the Web There's an interesting subplot involving Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers, who is draft eligible as a third-year sophomore and could be pushed off the fence and into April's draft with two solid games to end the year. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2024 But Republicans were unable to reach agreement on a number of them, forcing the speaker to reach across the aisle to push off those deadlines yet again. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2024 And in athletes, the strength and flexibility in the big toe area that’s encouraged by barefoot shoes can help with push off, power, and agility. Alisha McDarris, Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2024 Status: Design board commissioners, split on the project, decided to push off the matter to its July 2023 meeting. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Mar. 2024 Hollywood’s largest studios had hoped to push off questions about regulating AI until at least the 2026 round of master contract negotiations, Crabtree-Ireland said. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 9 Mar. 2024 With the Federal Reserve pushing off any substantive conversation around rate cuts until later in 2024, the yields available via staking continue to be attractive. Sean Stein Smith, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 Financial aid submissions that the federal government typically processed in five to seven days are being pushed off till March, the counselors reported. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Though the eurozone too proved resilient, avoiding a recession in the nearly two years since the war started, its growth momentum is broken, and the bloc is now pushed off its pre-pandemic course. Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of push off was in 1740

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“Push off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20off. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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