|1.||[ verb ] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"|
|Related terms:||pull move thrust repel thrust jostle jostle shove nudge push_aside topple push_up jam jerk push_out muscle_into nose drive flick displace rout_out baby_buggy move press|
|2.||[ verb ] press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action|
"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
|Related terms:||urge bull nudge tug|
|3.||[ verb ] make publicity for; try to sell (a product)|
|Synonyms:||promote advertize advertise|
"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
|Related terms:||praise crusade bill propagandize plug crusade ad advertising advertiser|
|4.||[ verb ] make publicity for; try to sell|
|Related terms:||praise crusade bill plug propagandize|
|5.||[ noun ] the act of applying force in order to move something away|
"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"
|Related terms:||propulsion press shove nudge boost depression|
|6.||[ verb ] press against forcefully without being able to move|
"she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
|7.||[ verb ] exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal|
|Synonyms:||labor drive labour tug|
"She tugged for years to make a decent living" "We have to push a little to make the deadline!" "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
|Related terms:||fight strive press_on undertaking labor campaign laborer|
|8.||[ noun ] (physics) the force used in pushing|
"the push of the water on the walls of the tank" "the thrust of the jet engines"
|Related terms:||force thrust|
|9.||[ verb ] approach a certain age or speed|
: "She is pushing fifty"
|10.||[ verb ] move strenuously and with effort|
"The crowd pushed forward"
|11.||[ noun ] enterprising or ambitious drive|
"Europeans often laugh at American energy"
|Related terms:||drive second_wind crusade stimulate|
|12.||[ verb ] (politics) 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|
|Synonyms:||fight campaign agitate press crusade|
"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights"
|Related terms:||advertise advertize advertise campaign reformer|
|13.||[ verb ] make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby|
"Now push hard," said the doctor to the woman"
|14.||[ verb ] (business) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)|
"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
|Related terms:||deal crime|
|15.||[ noun ] (electricity) an electrical switch operated by pressing a button|
"the elevator was operated by push buttons" "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
|Related terms:||switch doorbell mouse_button panic_button reset_button bell_push horn_button push-button_radio|
|16.||[ noun ] an effort to advance|
"the army made a push toward the sea"