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Meaning & Definition of Push in English

English

Push

/pʊʃ/

noun

1. The act of applying force in order to move something away

  • "He gave the door a hard push"
  • "The pushing is good exercise"
    synonym:
  • push
  • ,
  • pushing

2. The force used in pushing

  • "The push of the water on the walls of the tank"
  • "The thrust of the jet engines"
    synonym:
  • push
  • ,
  • thrust

3. Enterprising or ambitious drive

  • "Europeans often laugh at american energy"
    synonym:
  • energy
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • push button
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • button

5. An effort to advance

  • "The army made a push toward the sea"
    synonym:
  • push

verb

1. Move with force, "he pushed the table into a corner"

    synonym:
  • push
  • ,
  • force

2. Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

  • "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
    synonym:
  • push
  • ,
  • bear on

3. Make publicity for

  • Try to sell (a product)
  • "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"
  • "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
    synonym:
  • advertise
  • ,
  • advertize
  • ,
  • promote
  • ,
  • push

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • tug
  • ,
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • drive

5. Press against forcefully without moving

  • "She pushed against the wall with all her strength"
    synonym:
  • push

6. Approach a certain age or speed

  • "She is pushing fifty"
    synonym:
  • push
  • ,
  • 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"
  • "She is crusading for women's rights"
  • "The dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    synonym:
  • crusade
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • campaign
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • agitate

8. Sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

  • "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
    synonym:
  • push

9. Move strenuously and with effort

  • "The crowd pushed forward"
    synonym:
  • push

10. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

  • "`now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • push

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