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push

 (po͝osh)
v. pushed, push·ing, push·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To apply pressure against (something), especially for the purpose of moving it: pushed the door but couldn't budge it.
b. To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove: pushed the crate aside.
c. To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
2. To force (one's way): We pushed our way through the crowd.
3. To urge forward or urge insistently; pressure: pushed him to study harder.
4. To extend or enlarge: pushed sales into the millions.
5. Informal To approach in age: is pushing 40 and still hasn't settled down.
6.
a. Informal To promote or sell (a product): The author pushed her latest book by making appearances in bookstores.
b. Slang To sell (a narcotic) illegally: push drugs.
7. Sports To hit (a ball) in the direction toward the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
v.intr.
1. To exert pressure or force against something: winds pushing against the sail.
2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward: The regiment pushed toward the front line.
3. To advocate or recommend something insistently: pushed for a change in leadership.
4. To expend great or vigorous effort: pushed to finish his paper by the deadline.
n.
1.
a. The act of pushing; a thrust: gave the door a push.
b. The act of pressing: with a push of the button.
2. A vigorous or insistent effort toward an end; a drive: a push to reform health care.
3. A provocation to action; a stimulus: has artistic talent but needs a push to get started.
4. Informal Persevering energy; enterprise: doesn't have the push to get the job done.
Phrasal Verbs:
push around Informal
To treat or threaten to treat roughly; intimidate.
push off Informal
To set out; depart: The infantry patrol pushed off before dawn.
push on
To continue or proceed along one's way: The path was barely visible, but we pushed on.
Idioms:
push paper Informal
To have one's time taken up by administrative, often seemingly petty, paperwork: spent the afternoon pushing paper for the boss.
push up daisies Slang
To be dead and buried: a cemetery of heroes pushing up daisies.
when/if push comes to shove
At a point when the situation must be confronted and dealt with: When push comes to shove, we'll have to move to a cheaper place.

[Middle English pushen, from Old French pousser, from Latin pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to strike, push; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: push, propel, shove, thrust
These verbs mean to press against something in order to move it forward or aside: push a baby carriage; wind propelling a sailboat; shove a tray across a table; thrust the package into her hand.
Antonym: pull

push off

vb (adverb)
1. (Nautical Terms) Also: push out to move into open water, as by being cast off from a mooring
2. (intr) informal to go away; leave
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push

verb
1. To exert pressure:
2. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure:
3. To cause to stick out:
4. To force one's way into a place or situation:
Informal: muscle.
5. To do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way:
6. Slang. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch, plug.
7. Slang. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics):
phrasal verb
push off
Informal. To move or proceed away from a place:
Informal: cut out, shove off.
Slang: blow, split, take off.
phrasal verb
push on
To move along a particular course:
noun
1. An act or instance of using force so as to propel ahead:
2. An organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
3. Something that causes and encourages a given response:
4. Informal. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts:
Translations
يَنْصَرِف
vypadnoutzmizet
skrubbe af
hypja sig
çekilip gitmekdefolmak

w>push off

vt sep
hinunterschieben; (quickly, violently) → hinunterstoßen; lid, capwegdrücken; to push somebody off somethingjdn von etw schieben/stoßen; to push something off somethingetw von etw schieben/stoßen/drücken; I was pushed off the pavementich wurde vom Bürgersteig gedrängt
boatabstoßen
vi
(in boat) → abstoßen
(Brit inf: = leave) → abhauen (inf); push off!mach ’ne Fliege! (sl), → hau or zieh ab! (inf)
the top just pushes offder Deckel lässt sich einfach wegdrücken

push

(puʃ) verb
1. to press against something, in order to (try to) move it further away. He pushed the door open; She pushed him away; He pushed against the door with his shoulder; The queue can't move any faster, so stop pushing!; I had a good view of the race till someone pushed in front of me.
2. to try to make (someone) do something; to urge on, especially foolishly. She pushed him into applying for the job.
3. to sell (drugs) illegally.
noun
1. a movement of pressure against something; a thrust. She gave him a push.
2. energy and determination. He has enough push to do well in his job.
ˈpush-bike noun
a bicycle that does not have a motor.
ˈpush-chair noun
,
1. (American stroller) a small wheeled chair for a child, pushed by its mother etc.
2. (also kick-sled) a push-chair on runners (used on snowy ground).
ˈpushover noun
a person or team etc who can be easily persuaded or influenced or defeated. He will not give in to pressure – he is not a pushover; We won the game so easily – it was a real pushover.
be pushed for
to be short of; not to have enough of. I'm a bit pushed for time.
push around
to treat roughly. He pushes his younger brother around.
push off
to go away. I wish you'd push off!
push on
to go on; to continue. Push on with your work.
push over
to cause to fall; to knock down. He pushed me over.
References in classic literature ?
Once or twice they ran into the bank and had to push off, but very soon their eyes grew accustomed to the darkness.
When she had got round the turn, she gave herself a push off with one foot, and skated straight up to Shtcherbatsky.
He ordered the skiff to push off to fetch him, and the yard to be lowered for the purpose of hanging forthwith the rais and the rest of the men taken on board the vessel, about six-and-thirty in number, all smart fellows and most of them Turkish musketeers.
Peter tried hard not to look, he tried to push off, then he gave a great gulp and jumped ashore and sat down miserably in the snow.
A woman deposed that she lived near the beach and was standing at the door of her cottage, waiting for the return of the fishermen, about an hour before she heard of the discovery of the body, when she saw a boat with only one man in it push off from that part of the shore where the corpse was afterwards found.
He was sleeping in the bows, and, half awake, leaped over to his waist--no, it was no more than to his knees--to push off.
I told her to sit 40 minutes in the car with the roof open just a little, again she told me to push off.
In the UK, we declare the day before the weekend, namely Friday, as POETS day meaning Push Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday.
Because they run so fast they create a bubble as their feet hit the water and then they push off from this bubble before it bursts.
Within the space of a few seconds the swimmer must (apart from swimming-in and swimming-out from the wall) make a rotation around the transverse axis, push off the wall and turn the body around the longitudinal axis during the impulse and first meters of the gliding phase.