Definitions of push

  1. To make a thrust; to make an effort. To push on, to hasten.
  2. To press against; urge forward; thrust.
  3. To press against with force; urge forward or extend by effort; as, to push one's interests; drive by pressure; urge; as, to push a debtor.
  4. To thrust or beat against: to drive by pressure: to press forward: to urge.
  5. To make a steady forward effort; as, the army pushed on; press hard.
  6. To make a thrust: to make an effort: to press against: to burst out.
  7. press, drive, or impel ( someone) to action or completion of an action; " He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
  8. exert oneself, 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. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "` Now push hard, ' said the doctor to the woman"
  10. press against forcefully without being able to move; " she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
  11. sell or promote the sale of ( illegal goods such as drugs); " The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
  12. To press against with force; to urge or drive; to make a thrust; to enforce; to press forward; to make an attack; to importune.
  13. 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"
  14. enterprising or ambitious drive; " Europeans often laugh at American energy"
  15. an effort to advance; " the army made a push toward the sea"
  16. the force used in pushing; " the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; " the thrust of the jet engines"
  17. move strenuously and with effort; " The crowd pushed forward"
  18. 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"
  19. A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang.
  20. A pustule; a pimple.
  21. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
  22. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
  23. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
  24. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
  25. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
  26. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
  27. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
  28. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
  29. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
  30. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
  31. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
  32. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
  33. A thrust; force applied; effort; assault; continued endeavor; an army's steady advance in the face of resistance.
  34. Pusher.
  35. A thrust: an impulse: assault: effort: exigence.
  36. A thrust; impulse.
  37. To press forward; urge.
  38. A propelling or thrusting pressure; shove.
  39. An emergency.
  40. Activity; energy.
  41. A thrust; a force applied; an assault or attack; exigence; extremity.
  42. Pushing.
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