push

/pʊʃ / (say poosh)

verb (t)
1. to exert force upon or against (a thing) in order to move it away.
2. to move (away, off, etc.) by exerting force thus; shove; thrust; drive.
3. to press or urge (a person, etc.) to some action or course.
4. to press (an action, etc.) with energy and insistence.
5. to carry (an action or thing) further, to a conclusion or extreme, too far, etc.
6. to press the adoption, use, sale, etc., of.
7. to peddle (narcotics).
8. to press or bear hard upon (a person, etc.) as in dealings.
9. Colloquial to place excessive or dangerous strain on: you're pushing your luck.
verb (i)
10. to exert a thrusting force upon something.
11. to use steady force in moving a thing away; shove.
12. to make one's way with effort or persistence, as against difficulty or opposition.
13. to put forth vigorous or persistent efforts.
noun
14. the act of pushing; a shove or thrust.
15. a contrivance or part to be pushed in order to operate a mechanism.
16. a vigorous onset or effort.
17. a determined pushing forward or advance.
18. the pressure of circumstances.
19. an emergency.
20. Colloquial persevering energy; enterprise.
21. Colloquial a group or set of people who have a common interest or background.
22. Colloquial influence; power.
phrase
23. push hard for, to exert all one's power and influence to achieve.
24. push it, Colloquial
a. to increase one's effort to the point where it causes strain.
b. to work harder than normal, as to meet a deadline.
c. to be exorbitant in one's demands: *You're pushing it a bit, Carter. –david williamson, 1972.
d. to go close to exceeding the bounds of acceptable behaviour.
25. push off, to move away from the shore, etc., as the result of a push.
26. push off (or along), Colloquial to leave; go away.
27. push on, to continue; proceed.
28. push one's way through, to make a path through by thrusting obstacles aside: to push one's way through the crowd.
29. push the panic button, Colloquial to panic.
30. push up daisies, Colloquial to be dead and buried.
31. the push, Colloquial
a. dismissal; rejection; the sack: she gave him the push.
b. (formerly) a gang of vicious city hooligans: the push from Woolloomooloo.
32. when push comes to shove, when the pressure from two opposing groups reaches such a point that a resolution is required.
{Middle English posshe(n), from Old French poulser, from Latin pulsāre. See pulsate}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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