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Definition of "pushing" []

  • Energetic; enterprising. (adjective)
  • Aggressive; forward; presuming. (adjective)

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 "pushing" in a sentence
  • "After spending the first two years of his term pushing greater federal spending to fight the effects of the great recession, he largely ignored recommendations to cut deficits by his own bipartisan commission headed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, and did not propose any significant deficit reductions in his Feb. 1 budget proposal to Congress."
  • "“That happened to me when it came to the expression pushing the envelope,” Mr. Wolfe continued, enclosing a clipping from The New York Times with the headline, “Pushing the Bleeping Envelope.”"
  • "Also, he mistakenly stated that the phrase "pushing the envelope" dates to WWII."