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v. pushed, push·ing, push·es
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.push around - be bossy towardspush around - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
domineer, tyrannise, tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
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vt sep
(lit)herumschieben; (quickly, violently) → herumstoßen
(fig inf: = bully) childherumschubsen; adultherumkommandieren
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(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.
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.
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A cold day in November 1988 saw 12 youngsters from training organisation Bell's YTS do their bit for Children in Need by holding a fancy dress bed push around Middlesbrough town centre.
This means changes to tax rules to encourage airlines to use regional airports for long haul routes and a concerted government-led marketing push around the world to let growing markets and foreign airlines know Britain's city regions and our airports are open for business."
We are not just little kids that you can push around.