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push

push

 
 
pronunciation:
pUsh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pushed, pushes, pushing
definition 1: to use pressure against in order to move.
I pushed my bed under the window.
 
synonyms:
move, press
antonyms:
pull
similar words:
crowd, drive, jostle, poke, propel, punch, shove, stick, thrust
definition 2: to move ahead by shoving.
They pushed their way through the crowd.
synonyms:
press, shoulder, shove
similar words:
drive, elbow, jostle, move, poke, propel, ram, struggle, thrust, work
definition 3: to urge strongly toward a particular action or way of thinking.
Jeff pushed his friends to make him team captain.
synonyms:
prod, urge
antonyms:
deter
similar words:
compel, egg, encourage, incite, influence, persuade, pressure, prompt, rouse, spur on, sway
definition 4: to use pressure against something.
He pushed against the gate to open it.
synonyms:
press
similar words:
drive, hustle, move, nudge, shove, thrust
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shove.
She gave the door a push.
synonyms:
shove, thrust
antonyms:
pull
similar words:
jog, jolt, jostle, nudge, poke
definition 2: a strong effort.
Dan made a real push to get his homework done by eight o'clock.
synonyms:
attempt, effort
similar words:
ambition, crack, endeavor, essay, trial, try, war
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