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    push - Dictionary definition and meaning for word push

    Definition
    (noun) the act of applying force in order to move something away
    Synonyms : pushing
    Example Sentence
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
    Definition
    (noun) the force used in pushing
    Synonyms : thrust
    Example Sentence
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
    Definition
    (noun) enterprising or ambitious drive
    Synonyms : energy , get-up-and-go
    Example Sentence
    • Europeans often laugh at American energy
    Definition
    (noun) an electrical switch operated by pressing
    Synonyms : button , push button
    Example Sentence
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
    Definition
    (noun) an effort to advance
    Example Sentence
    • the army made a push toward the sea
    Definition
    (verb) move with force,
    Synonyms : force
    Example Sentence
    • He pushed the table into a corner
    Definition
    (verb) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    Synonyms : bear on
    Example Sentence
    • He pushed her to finish her doctorate
    Definition
    (verb) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    Synonyms : advertise , advertize , promote
    Example Sentence
    • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
    • The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops
    Definition
    (verb) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    Synonyms : drive , labor , labour , tug
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) press against forcefully without moving
    Example Sentence
    • she pushed against the wall with all her strength
    Definition
    (verb) approach a certain age or speed
    Synonyms : crowd
    Example Sentence
    • She is pushing fifty
    Definition
    (verb) 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
    Synonyms : agitate , campaign , crusade , fight , press
    Example Sentence
    • The liberal party pushed for reforms
    • She is crusading for women's rights
    • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
    Definition
    (verb) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
    Example Sentence
    • The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs
    Definition
    (verb) move strenuously and with effort
    Example Sentence
    • The crowd pushed forward
    Definition
    (verb) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
    Synonyms : press
    Example Sentence
    • `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
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