pushover

noun push·over \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of pushover

1 : something accomplished without difficulty : snap
2 : an opponent who is easy to defeat or a victim who is capable of no effective resistance
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.

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First Known Use of pushover

1906

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pushover Synonyms

Phrases

piece of cake, walk in the park;


PUSHOVER Defined for English Language Learners

pushover

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

noun push·over \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər \

Definition of pushover for Students

1 : an opponent that is easy to defeat
  • They thought our team would be a pushover.
2 : someone who is easy to persuade or influence
  • He asked his grandmother for a loan knowing she was a pushover.
3 : something easily done
  • The exam was a pushover.


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