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  Definition of Push
  1. the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
  2. an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
  3. an electrical switch operated by pressing a button; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
  4. enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
  5. the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
  6. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
  7. 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"
  8. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,'' said the doctor to the woman"
  9. move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  10. press against forcefully without being able to move; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
  11. move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
  12. approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
  13. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
  14. 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"
  15. 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 fa
Similar Words: pushing, push button, button, energy, get-up-and-go, thrust, bear on, advertise, advertize, promote, press, force, crowd, tug, labor, labour, drive, crusade, fight, campaign, agitate


See Also: displace, force out, rout out, drive out, rouse, press on, push on, plough on


Hyponyms: depression, nudge, jog, press, pressure, pressing, shove, boost, bell push, doorbell, bell, buzzer, horn button, mouse button, panic button, reset button, second wind, bull, bull through, propagandize, propagandise, plug, bill, crusade, fight, campaign, agitate, poke at, prod, repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, jerk, flick, jostle, nose, push out, obtrude, thrust out, push aside, push away, muscle into, push up, thrust, jam, stuff, squeeze, topple, tumble, tip, strive, reach, strain


Grouped Verbs: tug, labor, labour, drive, crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate, force, bear on, advertise, advertize, promote


Entailments: press, move


Part Meronyms: push-button radio


Derivational Morphology: force, press, bear on, crusade, fight, campaign, agitate, tug, labor, labour, drive, stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up, thrust, push up, stuff, shove, squeeze, energy, get-up-and-go, promoter, booster, plugger, promotion, publicity, promotional material, packaging, ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert, advertiser, advertizer, adman, publicizing, pushing, pressure, pressing, baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, go-cart, pushchair, pusher, drug peddler, peddler, drug dealer, drug trafficker, cause, movement, effort, toil, undertaking, project, task, laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack, champion, fighter, hero, paladin, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: duwen  
Finnish: työntää   French: pousser  
German: drücken   Hungarian: tolni  
Ido: pulsar   Italian: spingere  
Japanese: 押す   Korean: 밀다  
Latin: pellere   Norwegian: dytte  
Polish: pchnąć   Portuguese: empurrar  
Romanian: împinge   Russian: толкать  
Slovene: potiskati   Spanish: empujar  
Swahili: kusukuma   Swedish: skjuta på  
Telugu: నెట్టు  
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