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 Though Ennis is coming off the biggest victory of his career, a sixth-round knockout of Sergey Lipinets, Dulorme is not a pushover. Josh Katzowitz, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 The Buffalo Bills look like the best team in the AFC, but the Titans are no pushover with Derrick Henry leading the way. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 11 Oct. 2021 But the Bears defense is hardly a pushover and has been playing well most of this season. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 22 Oct. 2021 The Beavers have looked good, certainly better than expected, and are not going to be a pushover. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Oct. 2021 Oregon is beatable this season and UCLA isn't a pushover. Emily Horos, The Arizona Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 The bigger problems will come down the road, as the Atlanta Hawks won’t be a pushover in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Substack, funded by the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, is no pushover. Washington Post, 6 July 2021 There was a time when I-AA Youngstown State was no pushover. Berry Tramel, USA TODAY, 27 June 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pushover.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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“Pushover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushover. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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