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.
At least we had some push back. The results haven't gone in our favour this weekend against two good teams in Nottingham and Guildford, but the push back was there so it gives us something to build on."
Thus, to move forward, we need to push back together.
The recent nomination of Senator Sherry Rehman as Opposition Leader in the Senate stems from the same ideology which does not push back women from adopting frontman roles.
Weighing between 30 to 70 tonnes, the tractors can push back a fully loaded A380 aircraft (tow-bar less tractor) weighing 550 tons.
At least 10 policemen were killed in Afghan airstrike conducted in Helmand province on Sunday as the military trying to push back the Taliban fighters.
Stockman's lawyer had requested the delay last week, asking the judge to put off the trial until "at least January 2018." The motion to push back the trial had been unopposed.
As you push back to the start position, imagine that you're squeezing a ball between your elbows to engage your chest muscles.
Syrian army units who managed to push back militants from their positions in villages along the Khanaser-Aleppo road near the city of Khanaser, restored stability and security to the villages of al-Atshanah, Um-Mayal, Jeb Ali, al-Khariyatah, Sharimah, Rasm Askar, Sariah, and Seriatel in the Southern regions of the Northern Aleppo province.
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The maritime engineering business had signed a deal in 2012 to push back debt repayments in two instalments.