pushover

noun
push·​over | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pushover (audio) \

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

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Examples of pushover in a Sentence

They thought the first team they played would be a pushover. The exam was a pushover. Dad's a pushover. He'll let me do anything I want.
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Recent Examples on the Web Besides, Biden knows how the Senate works — and knows all too well that Mitch McConnell is no pushover, Obama writes. Doyle Mcmanus Los Angeles Times (tns), Star Tribune, "Joe Biden should read his former boss's new memoir," 19 Nov. 2020 Besides, Biden knows how the Senate works — and knows all too well that Mitch McConnell is no pushover, Obama writes. Doyle Mcmanus Los Angeles Times (tns), Star Tribune, "Joe Biden should read his former boss's new memoir," 19 Nov. 2020 Hare also knows playing ALA-Queen Creek won't be a pushover. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Ty Thompson leads Mesquite's quest to repeat 4A state title entering semifinals," 3 Dec. 2020 Besides, Biden knows how the Senate works — and knows all too well that Mitch McConnell is no pushover, Obama writes. Doyle Mcmanus Los Angeles Times (tns), Star Tribune, "Joe Biden should read his former boss's new memoir," 19 Nov. 2020 Besides, Biden knows how the Senate works — and knows all too well that Mitch McConnell is no pushover, Obama writes. Doyle Mcmanus Los Angeles Times (tns), Star Tribune, "Joe Biden should read his former boss's new memoir," 19 Nov. 2020 Besides, Biden knows how the Senate works — and knows all too well that Mitch McConnell is no pushover, Obama writes. Doyle Mcmanus Washington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Why Joe Biden should read his former boss’ new memoir," 18 Nov. 2020 Then there is defensive-minded Schiano, who sent a clear signal to the Big Ten that his team is no longer a pushover. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten winners, losers: Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh good, MSU's Mel Tucker not," 26 Oct. 2020 Thomas scored his first touchdown since Week 1 — and the Giants secondary isn’t the pushover the Cowboys have been. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Fantasy football waiver wire for Week 7: Pick up D’Andre Swift and Tee Higgins," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pushover

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pushover was in 1906

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14 Jan 2021

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“Pushover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushover. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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pushover

noun
How to pronounce pushover (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pushover

informal
: an opponent that is easy to defeat
: something that is easy to do
: someone who is easy to persuade or influence

pushover

noun
push·​over | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pushover (audio) \

Kids Definition of pushover

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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