Definitions for push

Definitions for (noun) push

Main entry: push, pushing

Definition: the act of applying force in order to move something away

Usage: he gave the door a hard push; the pushing is good exercise

Main entry: push

Definition: an effort to advance

Usage: the army made a push toward the sea

Main entry: push, push button, button

Definition: an electrical switch operated by pressing

Usage: the elevator was operated by push buttons; the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

Main entry: energy, get-up-and-go, push

Definition: enterprising or ambitious drive

Usage: Europeans often laugh at American energy

Main entry: push, thrust

Definition: the force used in pushing

Usage: the push of the water on the walls of the tank; the thrust of the jet engines

Definitions for (verb) push

Main entry: push, bear on

Definition: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

Usage: He pushed her to finish her doctorate

Main entry: push, promote, advertise, advertize

Definition: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Usage: The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model; The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops

Main entry: press, push

Definition: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Usage: `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

Main entry: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Main entry: push

Definition: press against forcefully without moving

Usage: she pushed against the wall with all her strength

Main entry: push

Definition: move strenuously and with effort

Usage: The crowd pushed forward

Main entry: crowd, push

Definition: approach a certain age or speed

Usage: She is pushing fifty

Main entry: push

Definition: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

Usage: The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs

Main entry: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Main entry: crusade, press, push, fight, campaign, agitate

Definition: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

Usage: The liberal party pushed for reforms; She is crusading for women's rights; The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

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