v. t.
1) to press against (a thing) with force in order to move it away
2) to move (something) in a specified way by exerting force:
to push the door open[/ex]
3) to accomplish by pushing:
to push one's way through a crowd[/ex]
4) to cause to extend or project; thrust
5) to urge to some action or course:
His parents pushed him to get a job[/ex]
6) to press (an action, proposal, etc.) with energy and insistence:
to push a bill through Congress[/ex]
7) to carry (an action or thing) toward a conclusion or completion
8) to press the adoption, use, sale, etc., of:
to push inferior merchandise[/ex]
9) to press or bear hard upon:
to push a witness for an answer[/ex]
10) to cause difficulties because of a specified lack (usu. fol. by for):
I'm pushed for time[/ex]
11) pha sts Slang. to peddle (illicit drugs)
12) cvb inf Informal. to be approaching a specified age, speed, etc
13) to exert a thrusting force upon something
14) to proceed by shoving
15) to make one's way with effort or persistence
16) cvb to extend or project
17) to put forth vigorous or persistent efforts:
to push for repeal of a bill[/ex]
18) cvb pha Slang. to sell illicit drugs
19) to move on being pushed
20) phv push around, to intimidate or bully
21) phv push off, Informal. to go away; depart
22) phv push on, to proceed; press forward
23) the act of pushing; a shove or thrust
24) a vigorous effort or campaign
25) a vigorous and determined advance or military attack
26) the pressure of circumstances, activities, etc
27) inf Informal. persevering energy; enterprise
28) inf Informal. a crowd or company of people
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME pushen, poshen, posson (v.) < MF pousser, OF po(u) lser < L pulsāre. See pulsate

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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