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 Orchestrating it all, in the fiction, is director Higurashi (Takayuki Hamatsu), a passionless pushover proud of his average aptitude. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Shinichiro Ueda’s ‘One Cut of the Dead’ is the year’s funniest horror-comedy," 12 Sep. 2019 Wagner won’t be the biggest test this unit faces, but after scoring 28 points per game last year and adding a quarterback transfer from Florida International, the Seahawks won’t be pushovers either. Alex Putterman, courant.com, "UConn football vs. Wagner: time, how to watch, broadcasters, weather, betting line, preview," 29 Aug. 2019 Prediction: Kentucky 38, Toledo 30 Toledo is no pushover, but Kentucky has the deeper and more talented roster. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky football vs. Toledo: Three keys to victory and a prediction," 30 Aug. 2019 Cal has beaten Big Sky teams in each of the past two seasons — topping Weber State 33-20 in 2017 and Idaho State 45-23 last year — but the Aggies don’t figure to be a pushover. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "Cal vs. UC Davis football preview: Players to watch, story lines, TV info," 30 Aug. 2019 Led by American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, Jake Agnos, and five other first-team all-conference honorees, the Pirates won’t be a pushover for Louisville. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville, East Carolina shared drama in NCAA regional round, meet in NCAA Super Regional," 4 June 2019 Hamels and Darvish are each hitting .107 but are not total pushovers at the plate. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "4 takeaways from the Cubs-Mets series, including Javier Baez’s big moment, Anthony Rizzo’s odd run and Cole Hamels’ ‘shocking’ single," 24 June 2019 Coach Leonard Hamilton’s program is no pushover, having advanced to the Elite Eight and the Sweet Sixteen over the past two years. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU gets new opponent in ACC/Big Ten Challenge: FSU," 6 June 2019 Everton are in better form due to their home record of late but Burnley are no pushovers and the Toffees' away struggles show no signs of abating. SI.com, "Burnley vs Everton Preview: Past Meeting, Form, Team News, Prediction & More," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pushover

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Oct 2019

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The first known use of pushover was in 1906

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English Language Learners Definition of pushover

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


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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