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Verb: push  pûsh
  1. Move with force
    "He pushed the table into a corner";
    - force
     
  2. Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    "He pushed her to finish her doctorate";
    - bear on
     
  3. Make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model";
    - advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], promote, flack [N. Amer]
     
  4. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    "We have to push a little to make the deadline!";
    - tug, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], drive, sweat
     
  5. Press against forcefully without moving
    "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
     
  6. Approach a certain age or speed
    "She is pushing fifty";
    - crowd
     
  7. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
    "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "The Dean is pushing for his favourite candidate";
    - crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate
     
  8. (crime) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
    "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
     
  9. Move strenuously and with effort
    "The crowd pushed forward"
     
  10. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
    "'Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman";
    - press
Noun: push  pûsh
  1. The act of applying force in order to move something away
    "he gave the door a hard push";
    - pushing
     
  2. The force used in pushing
    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank";
    - thrust
     
  3. Enterprising or ambitious drive
    "Europeans often laugh at American push";
    - energy, get-up-and-go
     
  4. An electrical switch operated by pressing
    "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk";
    - push button, button
     
  5. An effort to advance
    "the army made a push toward the sea"

Derived forms: pushed, pushes, pushing

See also: push on

Type of: actuation, advance, advancement, approach, come near, come on, deal, displace, draw close, draw near, drive, electric switch, electrical switch, exhort, fight, force, forward motion, go, go up, locomote, move, near, onward motion, praise, press, procession, progress, progression, propulsion, sell, struggle, switch, trade, travel, urge, urge on

Antonym: pull

Part of: push-button radio

Encyclopedia: Push, Nevada