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push

noun (n)

  • the act of applying force in order to move something away (noun.act)
    Synonym: pushing
    Example:
    He gave the door a hard push.
    The pushing is good exercise.
    source: wordnet30
  • the force used in pushing (noun.phenomenon)
    Synonym: thrust
    Example:
    The push of the water on the walls of the tank.
    source: wordnet30
  • enterprising or ambitious drive (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • an electrical switch operated by pressing (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: button, push button
    Example:
    The elevator was operated by push buttons.
    The push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk.
    source: wordnet30
  • an effort to advance (noun.act)
    Example:
    The army made a push toward the sea.
    source: wordnet30
  • A pustule; a pimple. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move with force, (verb.motion)
    Synonym: force
    Antonym: draw, force, pull
    Example:
    He pushed the table into a corner.
    source: wordnet30
  • press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action (verb.communication)
    Synonym: bear on
    Example:
    He pushed her to finish her doctorate.
    source: wordnet30
  • make publicity for; try to sell (a product) (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model.
    source: wordnet30
  • strive and make an effort to reach a goal (verb.social)
    Synonym: drive, labor, labour, tug
    Example:
    We have to push a little to make the deadline!.
    source: wordnet30
  • press against forcefully without moving (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She pushed against the wall with all her strength.
    source: wordnet30
  • approach a certain age or speed (verb.motion)
    Synonym: crowd
    Example:
    She is pushing fifty.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (verb.social)
    Example:
    The liberal party pushed for reforms.
    The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate.
    source: wordnet30
  • sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs) (verb.possession)
    Example:
    The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs.
    source: wordnet30
  • move strenuously and with effort (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The crowd pushed forward.
    source: wordnet30
  • make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby (verb.contact)
    Synonym: press
    Example:
    `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman.
    source: wordnet30
  • To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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