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Definition of "push" []

  • To apply pressure against for the purpose of moving: push a shopping cart through the aisles of a market. (verb-transitive)
  • To move (an object) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove. (verb-transitive)
  • To force (one's way): We pushed our way through the crowd. (verb-transitive)
  • To urge forward or urge insistently; pressure: push a child to study harder. (verb-transitive)
  • To bear hard upon; press. (verb-transitive)
  • To apply steady force to (something) in order to move it (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To thrust (one's way) through something, such as a crowd, by force (verb)
  • To apply oneself vigorously (to achieving a task, plan, etc) (verb)
  • To encourage or urge (a person) to some action, decision, etc (verb)
  • To be an advocate or promoter (of) (verb)
  • To use one's influence to help (a person) (verb)
  • To bear upon (oneself or another person) in order to achieve more effort, better results, etc (verb)
  • To take undue risks, esp through overconfidence, thus risking failure (verb)
  • To act overconfidently (verb)
  • To hit (a ball) with a stiff pushing stroke (verb)
  • To sell (narcotic drugs) illegally (verb)
  • (esp of geographical features) to reach or extend (verb)
  • To overdevelop (a photographic film), usually by the equivalent of up to two stops, to compensate for underexposure or increase contrast (verb)
  • The act of pushing; thrust (noun)
  • A part or device that is pressed to operate some mechanism (noun)
  • Ambitious or enterprising drive, energy, etc (noun)
  • A special effort or attempt to advance, as of an army in a war (noun)
  • A number of people gathered in one place, such as at a party (noun)
  • A group or gang, esp one considered to be a clique (noun)
  • A stiff pushing stroke (noun)

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Use "push" in a sentence
  • "Diary Entry by Kyle Griffith (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Push "Reset" on the Obamacare Bill -- and then push "Single Payer" or "Universal Medicare"'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Rep. John Kline (R-Mn) has just recommended that Congress \'push the reset\' button on President Obama\'s health care reform bill."
  • "Now, she's politically unsophisticated and has never heard the term push poll, so she had no reason to describe anything other than exactly what happened."
  • "The Mopar/J&J Racing Dodge Stratus R/T driver is fifth in the standings entering the NHRA Countdown to 1 playoffs and would love to kick his title push in gear with a victory at the first playoff stop, the NHRA Carolinas Nationals."