push

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: push

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vn
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
the act of applying force in order to move something away
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vn
press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
enterprising or ambitious drive
3
v
make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
4
v
approach a certain age or speed
5
n
an electrical switch operated by pressing
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: push
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v move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonyms:
force
Antonyms:
draw, force, pull
cause to move by pulling
pull
apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
draw, pull
cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
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nudge, poke at, prod
to push against gently
press
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse
cause to move back by force or influence
shove
push roughly
flick, jerk
throw or toss with a quick motion
jostle, shove
come into rough contact with while moving
nose
push or move with the nose
obtrude, push out, thrust out
push to thrust outward
push aside, push away
push out of the way
muscle into
force one's way
push up
push upward
thrust
push forcefully
drive
urge forward
jam
push down forcibly
shove, squeeze, stuff, thrust
press or force
tip, topple, tumble
cause to topple or tumble by pushing
dig, jab, poke, prod, stab
poke or thrust abruptly
jab, stab
stab or pierce
jog
give a slight push to
shoulder
push with the shoulders
elbow
shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
boost
push or shove upward, as if from below or behind
drive, force, ram
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
pound, ram, ram down
strike or drive against with a heavy impact
punch
drive forcibly as if by a punch
uplift
lift up or elevate
boost up
push upward
elbow
push one's way with the elbows
shoulder in
push one's way in with one's shoulders
dig
thrust down or into
mush
drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v press against forcefully without moving

“she pushed against the wall with all her strength”
Synonyms
force
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Type of:
press
exert pressure or force to or upon

v move strenuously and with effort

“The crowd pushed forward”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

“`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman”
Synonyms:
press
Type of:
force
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

n the act of applying force in order to move something away

“he gave the door a hard push
“the pushing is good exercise”
Synonyms:
pushing
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depression
pushing down
jog, nudge
a slight push or shake
press, pressing, pressure
the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
shove
the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)
boost
the act of giving a push
click, mouse click
depression of a button on a computer mouse
impression
the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
bundling
the act of shoving hastily
jostle, jostling
the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
compressing, compression
applying pressure
Type of:
actuation, propulsion
the act of propelling

n the force used in pushing

“the push of the water on the walls of the tank”
Synonyms:
thrust
Type of:
force
(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
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v press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

“He pushed her to finish her doctorate”
Synonyms:
bear on
drive, labor, labour, tug
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
Types:
nudge
push into action by pestering or annoying gently
bull, bull through
push or force
Type of:
exhort, press, urge, urge on
force or impel in an indicated direction

v strive and make an effort to reach a goal

“We have to push a little to make the deadline!”
Synonyms:
drive, labor, labour, tug
bear on
press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
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reach, strain, strive
to exert much effort or energy
extend oneself
strain to the utmost
kill oneself, overexert oneself
strain oneself more than is healthy
bother, inconvenience oneself, trouble, trouble oneself
take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
Type of:
fight, struggle
make a strenuous or labored effort

v 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”
“The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate”
Synonyms:
agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press
advertise, advertize, promote
make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
Type of:
advertise, advertize, promote
make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

n enterprising or ambitious drive

Synonyms:
energy, get-up-and-go
Types:
second wind
renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
Type of:
drive
the trait of being highly motivated

n an effort to advance

“the army made a push toward the sea”
Type of:
advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression
the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
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v make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

“The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model”
Synonyms:
advertise, advertize, promote
agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press
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
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propagandise, propagandize
spread by propaganda
plug
make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
bill
advertise especially by posters or placards
agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press
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
Type of:
praise
express approval of

v sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

“The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs”
Type of:
deal, sell, trade
do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
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v approach a certain age or speed

“She is pushing fifty”
Synonyms:
crowd
Type of:
approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
move towards
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n an electrical switch operated by pressing

“the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk”
Synonyms:
button, push button
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bell push
a button that is pushed to ring a bell
bell, buzzer, doorbell
a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
horn button
a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
mouse button
a push button on the mouse
panic button
a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency
reset button
a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
night bell
a doorbell to be used at night
Type of:
electric switch, electrical switch, switch
control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
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