Definition of Push in English :

Define Push in English

Push meaning in English

Meaning of Push in English

Pronunciation of Push in English

Push pronunciation in English

Pronounce Push in English


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1. push, pushing

the act of applying force in order to move something away

Example Sentences:
'he gave the door a hard push'
'the pushing is good exercise'

2. push, thrust

the force used in pushing

Example Sentences:
'the push of the water on the walls of the tank'
'the thrust of the jet engines'

3. energy, get-up-and-go, push

enterprising or ambitious drive

Example Sentences:
'Europeans often laugh at American energy'

4. button, push, push button

an electrical switch operated by pressing

Example Sentences:
'the elevator was operated by push buttons'
'the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk'

5. push

an effort to advance

Example Sentences:
'the army made a push toward the sea'


6. force, push

move with force,

Example Sentences:
'He pushed the table into a corner'

7. bear on, push

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

Example Sentences:
'He pushed her to finish her doctorate'

8. advertise, advertize, promote, push

make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Example Sentences:
'The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model'
'The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops'

9. drive, labor, labour, push, tug

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Example Sentences:
'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'

10. push

press against forcefully without moving

Example Sentences:
'she pushed against the wall with all her strength'

11. crowd, push

approach a certain age or speed

Example Sentences:
'She is pushing fifty'

12. agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press, push

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

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

13. push

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

Example Sentences:
'The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs'

14. push

move strenuously and with effort

Example Sentences:
'The crowd pushed forward'

15. press, push

make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Example Sentences:
'Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of push
1. (when tr, often foll by off, away, etc)
to apply steady force to (something) in order to move it
to thrust (one's way) through something, such as a crowd, by force
3. (when intr,often foll by for)
to apply oneself vigorously (to achieving a task, plan, etc)
4. (transitive)
to encourage or urge (a person) to some action, decision, etc
5. (when intr,often foll by for)
to be an advocate or promoter (of)
to push for acceptance of one's theories
6. (transitive)
to use one's influence to help (a person)
to push one's own candidate
to bear upon (oneself or another person) in order to achieve more effort, better results, etc
she was a woman who liked to push her husband
a. (transitive)
to take undue risks, esp through overconfidence, thus risking failure
to push one's luck
b. (intransitive)
to act overconfidently
9. sport
to hit (a ball) with a stiff pushing stroke
10. (transitive) informal
to sell (narcotic drugs) illegally
11. (intr; foll by out, into, etc)
(esp of geographical features) to reach or extend
the cliffs pushed out to the sea
12. (transitive)
to overdevelop (a photographic film), usually by the equivalent of up to two stops, to compensate for underexposure or increase contrast
13.  push up daisies
the act of pushing; thrust
a part or device that is pressed to operate some mechanism
16. informal
ambitious or enterprising drive, energy, etc
17. informal
a special effort or attempt to advance, as of an army in a war
to make a push
18. informal
a number of people gathered in one place, such as at a party
19. Australian slang
a group or gang, esp one considered to be a clique
20. sport
a stiff pushing stroke
21.  at a push
22.  the push
23.  when push comes to shove

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of push
verb transitive
to exert pressure or force against, esp. so as to move
to move in this way
to thrust, shove, or drive (up, down, in, out, etc.)
to urge on; impel; press
to follow up vigorously; promote (a campaign, claim, etc.)
to extend or expand (business activities, etc.)
to bring into a critical state; esp., to make critically in need
to be pushed for time
to urge or promote the use, sale, success, etc. of
5.  US, Informal
to be near or close to
pushing seventy years of age
6.  US, Baseball, Golf
to hit (the ball) and make it go to the right or, if one is left-handed, to the left
verb intransitive
to press against a thing so as to move it
to put forth great effort, as in seeking advancement
to move forward against opposition
to move by being pushed
the act of pushing
a thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
a vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
an advance against opposition
pressure of affairs or of circumstances
an emergency
17.  Informal
aggressiveness; enterprise; drive

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of push
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.

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