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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
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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 ?
The latter, however, were completely on the alert; just as M'Kenzie's canoes were about to push off, they were joined by a couple from the Northwest squadron, in which was M'Tavish, with two clerks, and eleven men.
Once or twice they ran into the bank and had to push off, but very soon their eyes grew accustomed to the darkness.
"Shall we get into that boat, then, and push off? Will you come, De Wardes?"
Officers said an attempt was made to pull the pensioner away from the cash - but she managed to push off her attacker who fled empty-handed.
Then they need to take a big breath and put their face in the water, stretch both hands out in front of them, and at the same time push off with their feet and straighten out their legs, holding that position for as long as possible.
I'm not even a good skateboarder, as much as I am a fan, and I'll never have the technical skills to be a pro skater, but every time I push off on my Shorty's Muska deck, in some fresh-ass Vans Sk8-Hi's, I know that nothing on Earth can duplicate how I feel.
He was collapsing off the serve, he couldn't push off on the right at all.
Push off time of the active force (push off) phase--time (s), recorded from the start of legs straightening until the moment of toes withdrawal from the wall.
Foster said: "It's a little bone that runs across the foot but it takes most of the weight when you push off.
The problem amputees face is that a prosthetic foot does not reproduce the force the human ankle exerts to push off the ground.
A typical prosthesis doesn't reproduce the force a living ankle exerts to push off of the ground.
"I couldn't push off," Bryant said, using an ironic choice of words considering Pierce was called for doing exactly that.