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Dictionary definition for: Push

1. (n) the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

2. (v) move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

3. (n) the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank" "the thrust of the jet engines"

4. (v) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

5. (n) enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"

6. (v) 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"

7. (n) an electrical switch operated by pressing a button; "the elevator was operated by push buttons" "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

8. (v) 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"

9. (n) an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"

10. (v) press against forcefully without being able to move; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

11. (v) approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"

12. (v) 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 fa

13. (v) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs) "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

14. (v) move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"

15. (v) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "Now push hard," said the doctor to the woman"

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