pushing


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push·ing

 (po͝osh′ĭng)
adj.
1. Energetic; enterprising.
2. Aggressive; forward; presuming.

push′ing·ly adv.

pushing

(ˈpʊʃɪŋ)
adj
1. enterprising, resourceful, or aggressively ambitious
2. impertinently self-assertive
adv
almost or nearly (a certain age, speed, etc): pushing fifty.
ˈpushingly adv
ˈpushingness n

push•ing

(ˈpʊʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. enterprising and energetic; forceful; ambitious.
2. tactlessly or officiously aggressive.
[1520–30]

pushing

  • centrifugal, centripetal - Centrifugal force pulls away or pushes outward; centripetal draws toward or pulls inward.
  • cow tipping - A widely frowned-upon activity whereby one knocks over a sleeping cow (which sleeps standing up) by pushing on its side.
  • exert - Can refer to a seed's pushing out or up.
  • crowd - Its underlying notion is of "pushing, pressing," from Old English crudan, "press."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something awaypushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
depression - pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
nudge, jog - a slight push or shake
pressing, pressure, press - the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
shove - the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"
boost - the act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"
Translations
pushing

pushing

(inf)
adjpenetrant (pej)

pushing

[ˈpʊʃɪŋ]
1. prep (fam) (almost) → quasi
she is pushing 50 (fam) → va per i 50
2. adj (enterprising) → intraprendente (pej) → arrivista
References in classic literature ?
In the heavy shadows of a big tree before Doctor Welling's house, he stopped and stood watching half-witted Turk Smollet, who was pushing a wheelbarrow in the road.
In places it was necessary to dismount and lead the mules along, sometimes pushing and dragging them.
I felt giddy and almost overcome," Edna said, lifting her hands instinctively to her head and pushing her straw hat up from her forehead.
if you are friends to the king and have business with the army, your way would be to follow the river down to Edward, and lay the matter before Webb, who tarries there, instead of pushing into the defiles, and driving this saucy Frenchman back across Champlain, into his den again.
I should not have been prompted, by stress of need, by desperation of mind--I scarce know what to call it--to invoke such further aid to intelligence as might spring from pushing my colleague fairly to the wall.
But all we said, not a word could we drag out of him; I almost felt like pushing him over, so as to change his position, for it was almost intolerable, it seemed so painfully and unnaturally constrained; especially, as in all probability he had been sitting so for upwards of eight or ten hours, going too without his regular meals.
Pushing heavy cannon up mountain defiles, the elephant's brow is majestic.
Engaged," cried Jerry; but one of the men, pushing past the woman, sprang into the cab, followed by the other.
She stood in the doorway, shepherded by Cousin Marija, breathless from pushing through the crowd, and in her happiness painful to look upon.
Well, pretty soon the whole town was there, squirm- ing and scrouging and pushing and shoving to get at the window and have a look, but people that had the places wouldn't give them up, and folks behind them was saying all the time, "Say, now, you've looked enough, you fellows; 'tain't right and 'tain't fair for you to stay thar all the time, and never give nobody a chance; other folks has their rights as well as you.
Then he sat up, pushing the body from him, and gazed at it, and then around him, confusedly.
She polished her needles to nothing, pushing them in and out of the emery strawberry, but they always squeaked.