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push

push

 
 
pronunciation:
pUsh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pushed, pushes, pushing
definition 1: to exert pressure against in order to move.
He carried the groceries while I pushed the stroller.
 
synonyms:
move, press
antonyms:
pull
similar words:
crowd, depress, drive, hustle, impact, impel, jostle, poke, propel, punch, shove, stick, thrust
definition 2: to thrust (something) away.
Her brother wouldn't move out of her way, so she pushed him.
synonyms:
thrust
similar words:
drive, hustle, impel, move, press, propel, shove
definition 3: to make (a way) by shoving.
They pushed their way through the crowd.
synonyms:
press, shoulder, shove
similar words:
bull, drive, elbow, jostle, move, poke, propel, ram, struggle, thrust, work
definition 4: to forcefully urge toward a particular action or way of thinking.
She pushed her son to study medicine.
synonyms:
prod, urge
antonyms:
deter
similar words:
compel, crowd, egg, encourage, goad, hustle, impel, incite, induce, influence, instigate, motivate, persuade, press, pressure, prompt, rouse, spur on, sway, thrust
definition 5: to urge the purchase or use of.
We're pushing our new product with aggressive advertising.
synonyms:
promote, publicize
similar words:
advertise, ballyhoo, boost, hawk, hustle, hype, peddle, plug
definition 6: to manipulate aggressively.
Don't think you can push me, because I'm not afraid of you.
synonyms:
strong-arm
similar words:
browbeat, control, exploit, force, manipulate
definition 7: (slang) to sell.
He was caught pushing drugs.
synonyms:
sell
similar words:
dump, hustle, liquidate, peddle, promote, swap, trade, unload, vend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to exert pressure against something.
If you push harder on the door, it will open.
synonyms:
press
antonyms:
pull
similar words:
crowd, drive, hustle, jostle, move, nudge, shove, thrust
definition 2: to try as hard as possible; continue despite difficulty or limitations.
We kept on pushing, and eventually we succeeded.
synonyms:
persevere, persist
similar words:
abide, drive, endure, press, strive, struggle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thrusting or shoving away.
She got on the swing and asked her father for a push.
synonyms:
shove, thrust
antonyms:
pull
similar words:
butt, jog, jolt, jostle, nudge, poke
definition 2: a determined effort.
The government is making a push to pass this legislation quickly.The airlines made these changes in a push to beef up security.
synonyms:
attempt, effort
similar words:
ambition, crack, endeavor, essay, pull, trial, try, war
definition 3: a situation requiring vigorous action.
They'll do what's necessary if they're in a push.
synonyms:
emergency, pinch
similar words:
bind, corner, crisis, dilemma, exigency, fix, mess, pickle, predicament, priority
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