push·​back ˈpu̇sh-ˌbak How to pronounce pushback (audio)
: the action of forcing an object backward
: resistance or opposition in response to a policy or regulation especially by those affected

Examples of pushback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teachers and students of the movement understood the violent pushback their plans for liberatory education would inspire. Jon Hale / Made By History, TIME, 8 July 2024 And then there was the pushback against a 2006 story about how the CIA and other agencies sifted through international bank data as part of an anti-terrorism campaign. Erik Wemple, Washington Post, 5 July 2024 Hope and mistrust Despite the pushback from some, there is uniform agreement among residents that Dharavi does need redevelopment. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 29 June 2024 But even hybrid work has received pushback from the tech sector. Beth Greenfield, Fortune, 29 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pushback 

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pushback was in 1942

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“Pushback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushback. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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