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Definitions of push

  1. To make a thrust; to make an effort. To push on, to hasten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To press against; urge forward; thrust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To press against with force; urge forward or extend by effort; as, to push one's interests; drive by pressure; urge; as, to push a debtor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To thrust or beat against: to drive by pressure: to press forward: to urge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make a steady forward effort; as, the army pushed on; press hard. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make a thrust: to make an effort: to press against: to burst out. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. press against forcefully without being able to move; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To press against with force; to urge or drive; to make a thrust; to enforce; to press forward; to make an attack; to importune. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. an electrical switch operated by pressing a button; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A pustule; a pimple. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. A thrust; force applied; effort; assault; continued endeavor; an army's steady advance in the face of resistance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Pusher. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. A thrust: an impulse: assault: effort: exigence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. A thrust; impulse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To press forward; urge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. A propelling or thrusting pressure; shove. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. An emergency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Activity; energy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A thrust; a force applied; an assault or attack; exigence; extremity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. Pushing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for push

  1. I'm going to push – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  2. Don't push your luck, kid. – Master of the Moondog by Stanley Mullen
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