push-up

noun
\ ˈpu̇sh-ˌəp How to pronounce push-up (audio) \

Definition of push-up

: a conditioning exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body with the straightening and bending of the arms while keeping the back straight and supporting the body on the hands and toes

First Known Use of push-up

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Push-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push-up. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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push-up

noun
\ ˈpu̇sh-ˌəp \

Kids Definition of push-up

: an exercise performed while lying with the face down by raising and lowering the body with the straightening and bending of the arms

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