push back

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Noun1.push back - the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
Verb1.push back - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

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vt sep peoplezurückdrängen; (with one push) → zurückstoßen; curtains, cover, lock of hairzurückschieben; to push back the boundaries (of something)die Grenzen (einer Sache) zurückdrängen
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And if a beachhead of co-operation may push back the jungle of suspicion.
And often the master, seized himself by the wonder of his subject, would push back the book in front of him, and with his hands clasped together over his heart, as though to still the beating, would talk of the mysteries of their religion.
I wanted to push back the thing; they held my hands, and for some moments I breathed freely.
And how comfortable you feel afterward as you push back your chair, light a cigar, and beam round upon everybody.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army said on Tuesday that its soldiers and the country's National Defense Forces (NDF) continued to push back the militant groups from more territories in the mountainous regions of Lattakia province near border with Turkey.
The maritime engineering business had signed a deal in 2012 to push back debt repayments in two instalments.
The maritime engineering business, a subsidiary of conglomerate Dubai World, negotiated a deal in 2012 to push back debt repayments in two installments.
Jeffrey said a man in front of him had shouted, "Push back, push back, they're in trouble".
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This is not push back, it is a message that we are not push-overs," he told the Times of Malta website.
Police in India's capital used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus.