pushover

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noun push·over \ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər\

Definition of pushover

  1. 1 :  something accomplished without difficulty :  snap

  2. 2 :  an opponent who is easy to defeat or a victim who is capable of no effective resistance

  3. 3 :  someone unable to resist an attraction or appeal :  sucker

Examples of pushover in a sentence

  1. They thought the first team they played would be a pushover.

  2. The exam was a pushover.

  3. Dad's a pushover. He'll let me do anything I want.

1906

First Known Use of pushover

1906


PUSHOVER Defined for English Language Learners

pushover

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noun push·over \ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər\

Definition of pushover for English Language Learners

  • : an opponent that is easy to defeat

  • : something that is easy to do

  • : someone who is easy to persuade or influence


PUSHOVER Defined for Kids

pushover

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noun push·over \ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər\

Definition of pushover for Students

  1. 1 :  an opponent that is easy to defeat <They thought our team would be a pushover.>

  2. 2 :  someone who is easy to persuade or influence <He asked his grandmother for a loan knowing she was a pushover.>

  3. 3 :  something easily done <The exam was a pushover.>



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