push·​er | \ ˈpu̇-shər \

Definition of pusher

: one that pushes especially : one that pushes illegal drugs

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Leave the wraps on for 10 to 15 minutes, and then, using a wooden cuticle pusher, gently push the gel off of the nail plates. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "4 Mistakes You’re Making When Wearing Gel Nail Polish," 25 Jan. 2019 But with almost all other previous headphone jack pushers giving in, from OnePlus and Xiaomi to Huawei and Google, will Samsung’s policy last forever? Sam Byford, The Verge, "Is the Galaxy A8s the canary in the coal mine?," 11 Dec. 2018 What are the costs of stolen or damaged property, lives lost, or families living in fear after dope pushers take over a housing project? Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Will the Senate Surrender on Criminal Justice?," 4 Dec. 2018 Ironically, at the time, Devin Nunes, who is now one of the top conspiracy pushers in Congress, one might argue. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Data for Democracy policy head Renée DiResta answers disinformation questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 14 July 2018 This time, the pusher was retired, and the teams were instructed to build their own propulsion systems. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "SpaceX’s hyperloop race was all about ‘maximum speed’ (and celebrating Elon Musk)," 28 July 2018 When the gel is crumbling or sliding off, gently use a rubber-ended cuticle pusher to clean the gel off of your nail bed (do not file or scrape!). 7. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 The premise is explored in reasonably plausible ways, but the real incentive to watch is J. K. Simmons, who plays two roles: a gentle paper pusher in one world and a cynical tough guy in the other. Mike Hale, New York Times, "The Forecast: ‘The Americans’ Ends, J.K. Simmons Multiplies," 5 Jan. 2018 Following President Trump's public calls to execute drug pushers, Atty. Joseph Tanfani, latimes.com, "Following Trump's lead, Sessions urges federal prosecutors to seek death penalty against major drug dealers," 21 Mar. 2018

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1591, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jan 2019

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The first known use of pusher was in 1591

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English Language Learners Definition of pusher

: someone who sells illegal drugs

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