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noun 
  1. A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.
Give the door a hard 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 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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: duw
  • German: Schubs , Stoí
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: empujón
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, great effort (to do something))
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, military: marching or drill maneuvre)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
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 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 .
  1. (intransitive) To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: duwen
  • French: pousser
  • German: drí¤ngeln, sich vordrí¤ngeln
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
  • Italian: spingere
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: empujar
Etymology: From poulser (modern pousser), from pulsare.


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