the act of applying force in order to move something away
he gave the door a hard push|the pushing is good exercise
Synonym: pushing
the force used in pushing
the push of the water on the walls of the tank|the thrust of the jet engines
Synonym: thrust
enterprising or ambitious drive
Europeans often laugh at American energy
an electrical switch operated by pressing
the elevator was operated by push buttons|the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
an effort to advance
the army made a push toward the sea
move with force
He pushed the table into a corner
Synonym: force
press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
He pushed her to finish her doctorate
Synonym: bear on
make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model|The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
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
Synonym: drive, labor, labour, tug
press against forcefully without moving
she pushed against the wall with all her strength
approach a certain age or speed
She is pushing fifty
Synonym: crowd
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
The liberal party pushed for reforms|She is crusading for women's rights|The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs
move strenuously and with effort
The crowd pushed forward
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
Synonym: press
Antonym: pull