push back

Definitions of push back

v cause to move back by force or influence

push back the urge to smoke”
beat back, drive, force back, repel, repulse
cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
draw in, retract
pull inward or towards a center
curl, curl up, draw in
shape one's body into a curl
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Type of:
force, push
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

n the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw

Type of:
offence, offense, offensive
the action of attacking an enemy

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