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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)

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.

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."