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Definition 1: the act of applying force in order to move something away - [noun denoting act]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the door a hard push
  • the pushing is good exercise

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of push ) pushing down

"depression of the space bar on the typewriter"

(... is a kind of push ) a slight push or shake

(... is a kind of push ) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

"he gave the button a press" "he used pressure to stop the bleeding" "at the pressing of a button"

(... is a kind of push ) the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

"he gave the door a shove"

(... is a kind of push ) the act of giving a push

"he gave her a boost over the fence"

Definition 2: an effort to advance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army made a push toward the sea

(push is a kind of ...) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Definition 3: an electrical switch operated by pressing - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the elevator was operated by push buttons
  • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

(... is a kind of push ) a button that is pushed to ring a bell

(... is a kind of push ) a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

(... is a kind of push ) a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile

(... is a kind of push ) a push button on the mouse

(... is a kind of push ) a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency

"the circuit is operated by a panic button" "when he saw that I was angry he hit the panic button"

(... is a kind of push ) a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism

(... is part of push) a radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons

Definition 4: enterprising or ambitious drive - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Europeans often laugh at American energy

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) the trait of being highly motivated

"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

(... is a kind of push ) renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking

"She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting" "the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind"

Definition 5: the force used in pushing - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
  • the thrust of the jet engines

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

"force equals mass times acceleration"

Definition 6: make publicity for; try to sell (a product) - [verb of communication]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
  • The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) express approval of

"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

(... is a kind of push ) spread by propaganda

(... is a kind of push ) make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote

(... is a kind of push ) advertise especially by posters or placards

"He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) 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" "She is crusading for women's rights" "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

Definition 7: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action - [verb of communication]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pushed her to finish her doctorate

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) force or impel in an indicated direction

"I urged him to finish his studies"

(... is a kind of push ) push into action by pestering or annoying gently

(... is a kind of push ) push or force

"He bulled through his demands"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) strive and make an effort to reach a goal

"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"

Definition 8: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby - [verb of contact]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 9: move with force - [verb of motion]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pushed the table into a corner

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of push ) to push against gently

"She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

(... is a kind of push ) push out of the way

(... is a kind of push ) force one's way

"He muscled into the union"

(... is a kind of push ) push upward

(... is a kind of push ) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

(... is a kind of push ) urge forward

"drive the cows into the barn"

(... is a kind of push ) push down forcibly

"The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"

(... is a kind of push ) press or force

"Stuff money into an envelope" "She thrust the letter into his hand"

(... is a kind of push ) push to thrust outward

(... is a kind of push ) push or move with the nose

(... is a kind of push ) come into rough contact with while moving

"The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

(... is a kind of push ) throw or toss with a quick motion

"flick a piece of paper across the table" "jerk his head"

(... is a kind of push ) push roughly

"the people pushed and shoved to get in line"

(... is a kind of push ) cause to move back by force or influence

"repel the enemy" "push back the urge to smoke" "beat back the invaders"

(... is a kind of push ) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

"`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

(... is a kind of push ) cause to topple or tumble by pushing

(push implies ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(push implies ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) press against forcefully without moving

"she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

Definition 10: approach a certain age or speed - [verb of motion]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is pushing fifty

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) move towards

"We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Definition 11: press against forcefully without moving - [verb of motion]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she pushed against the wall with all her strength

(push is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) move strenuously and with effort

"The crowd pushed forward"

Definition 12: move strenuously and with effort - [verb of motion]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd pushed forward

(push is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) press against forcefully without moving

"she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

Definition 13: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs) - [verb of possession]

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs

(push is a kind of ...) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

(push belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push is a kind of ...) make a strenuous or labored effort

"She struggled for years to survive without welfare" "He fought for breath"

(... is a kind of push ) to exert much effort or energy

"straining our ears to hear"

(push has a similar meaning as ...) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

Samples where push or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Synonyms for push in the sense of this definition

(push has a similar meaning as ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

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