Definitions of push:
- noun: the act of applying force in order to move something away
Example: "He gave the door a hard push"
- noun: an effort to advance
Example: "The army made a push toward the sea"
- noun: the force used in pushing
Example: "The push of the water on the walls of the tank"
- noun: an electrical switch operated by pressing a button
Example: "The elevator was operated by push buttons"
- noun: enterprising or ambitious drive
- verb: approach a certain age or speed
Example: "She is pushing fifty"
- verb: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
Example: "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
- verb: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Example: "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
- verb: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
- verb: press against forcefully without being able to move
Example: "She pushed against the wall with all her strength"
- verb: move strenuously and with effort
Example: "The crowd pushed forward"
- verb: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
Example: "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
- verb: strive and make an effort to reach a goal
Example: "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"
- verb: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
Example: "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"
- verb: 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
Example: "The liberal party pushed for reforms"
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #79512)
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