Complete Definition of "push"

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English

Etymology
From OF. poulser (modern pousser), from L. pulsare.

Pronunciation
AHD|poÍosh, IPA|pÊÊ, SAMPA|/pUS/
audio|en-us-push.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊÊ|-ÊÊ

Verb
en-verb|push|es

  1. transitive To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.

#:In his anger he pushed me against the wall and threatened me.

  1. transitive To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.
  2. transitive To continually attempt to promote (a point of view).

#:Stop pushing the issue — I'm not interested.

  1. transitive To promote a product with the intention of selling it.

#:They're pushing that perfume again.
#:There were two men hanging around the school gates today, pushing drugs.

  1. context|informal|transitive To approach; to come close to.

#:My old car is pushing 250,000 miles.
#:He's pushing sixty. (= he's nearly sixty years old)

  1. intransitive To apply a force to an object such that it moves away from the person applying the force.

#:You need to push quite hard to get this door open.

  1. intransitive To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.

#:During childbirth, there are times when the obstetrician advises the woman not to push.

  1. intransitive To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.

Synonyms
(transitive: apply a force to (an object) so it moves away): press, shove
(continue to attempt to persuade): press, urge
(continue to attempt to promote (a point of view)): press
(promote a product with the intention of selling it): advertise, promote
(come close to): approach, near
(intransitive: apply force to an object so that it moves away): press, shove
(tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents): bear down
(intransitive: to continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action):

Antonyms
(apply a force to something so it moves away): draw, pull, tug

Derived terms
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pedal pushers
push-bike
push around
push in<!--jump the queue/line-->
push off<!--also imperative-->
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pushover<!--noun-->
push someone's buttons
push-up
pushy
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Translations
trans-top|transitive: apply a force to (an object) so that it moves away
Arabic: Arab|دÙع IPAchar|(dáfaÊa)
Chinese: æ¨ (tuÄ«)
Czech: tlaÄit
Dutch: duwen
Finnish: työntää
French: pousser
German: drücken, schieben, stoÃen
Hungarian: tolni, megtolni, lökni
Italian: spingere
Ido: pulsar
Japanese: æ¼ã (ãã, osu)
Korean: ë°ë¤ (milda)
Kurdish: KUchar|پاڵ داÙ
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Latin: pellere
Norwegian: dytte, skubbe
Old English: scufan|scūfan
Polish: pchnÄÄ, popchnÄÄ
Portuguese: empurrar
Romanian: împinge, apÄsa
Russian: ÑолкаÑÑ (tolkátâ)
Slovene: potiskati
Spanish: empujar
Swahili: kusukuma
Swedish: skjuta på
Telugu: à°¨à±à°à±à°à± (neTTu), à°¤à±à°¯à± (tOyu)
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trans-top|continually attempt to persuade (a person)
German: drängen
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پاڵ Ù¾ÛÙÙâÙاÙ
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trans-top|continually attempt to promote (a point of view)
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پاڵ Ù¾ÛÙÙâÙاÙ
trans-bottom

trans-top|promote (a product)
trans-mid
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trans-top|intransitive: apply force to an object so that it moves away
French: pousser
German: drücken, schieben, stoÃen
Italian: spingere
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پاڵ ÙاÙ
trans-bottom

trans-top|intransitive: tense the muscles of the abdomen
German: drücken
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|(intrans.) continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|try to skip positions in a queue
German: drängeln, sich vordrängeln
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Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.

#:Give the door a hard push if it sticks.

  1. An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents.

#:One more push and the baby will be out.

  1. A great effort (to do something).

#:Some details got lost in the push to get the project done.
#:Let's give one last push on our advertising campaign.

  1. military A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music.

Derived terms
give someone the push

Translations
trans-top|short, directed application of force; act of pushing
Dutch: duw m
German: Schubs m, Stoà m
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پاڵ
Spanish: empuj&oacute;n m
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trans-top|act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents
trans-mid
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trans-top|great effort (to do something)
trans-mid
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trans-top|military: marching or drill maneuvre
trans-mid
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Category:1000 English basic words

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