push on


pushed on; pushing on; pushes on

intransitive verb

: to continue on one's way : proceed

Examples of push on in a Sentence

the party was getting deadly dull, so it was time to push on
Recent Examples on the Web While those two mid-twentysomethings have rather stalled in their mission to enter the pantheon of major winners, Sinner looks ready to push on. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Show more But already Israel Defense Forces are preparing to push on, Lerner said. NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023 Harvey Milk’s assassination drove Feinstein’s decades-long push on gun control. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2023 On Earth, air pushes on your skin from every direction with a consistent pressure of about 14 pounds per square inch, or using ridiculous non-American units, 1 atmosphere. Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, Popular Science, 8 Nov. 2023 These electrons all create electric fields that push on the other electrons. WIRED, 27 Oct. 2023 Despite the negative response, Christie pushed on with his remarks, touching on the national debt. Nidia Cavazos, CBS News, 4 Nov. 2023 Do this by tearing off the paper tab and pushing on the needle and turning it until it is tightly screwed on. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2023 The grieving family of Jawan Dallas continued their push on Tuesday for authorities to release body camera footage of his July 2 death during an altercation with police, only to get denied by Alabama state law. John Sharp | Jsharp@al.com, al, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of push on was in 1602

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“Push on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20on. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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