Definition of Push

1. Noun. The act of applying force in order to move something away. "The pushing is good exercise"

Exact synonyms: Pushing
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Specialized synonyms: Depression, Jog, Nudge, Press, Pressing, Pressure, Shove, Boost

2. Verb. Move with force,. "They push the books into the box"; "He pushed the table into a corner"

3. Noun. The force used in pushing. "The thrust of the jet engines"
Exact synonyms: Thrust
Generic synonyms: Force
Derivative terms: Thrust, Thrust, Thrust

4. Verb. Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action. "Sam cannot push Sue "; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
Exact synonyms: Bear On
Generic synonyms: Exhort, Press, Urge, Urge On
Specialized synonyms: Nudge, Bull, Bull Through
Related verbs: Drive, Labor, Labour, Tug

5. Noun. Enterprising or ambitious drive. "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
Exact synonyms: Energy, Get-up-and-go
Generic synonyms: Drive
Specialized synonyms: Second Wind
Derivative terms: Energetic, Energize, Pushy

6. Verb. Make publicity for; try to sell (a product). "Sam and Sue push the movie "; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

7. Noun. An electrical switch operated by pressing. "The push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

8. Verb. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal. "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
Exact synonyms: Drive, Labor, Labour, Tug
Related verbs: Bear On
Specialized synonyms: Reach, Strain, Strive
Generic synonyms: Fight, Struggle
Derivative terms: Drive, Labor, Laborer, Labour
Also: Push On

9. Noun. An effort to advance. "The army made a push toward the sea"

10. Verb. Press against forcefully without moving. "She pushed against the wall with all her strength"
Generic synonyms: Press
Related verbs: Force

11. Verb. Approach a certain age or speed. "She is pushing fifty"
Exact synonyms: Crowd
Generic synonyms: Approach, Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, Draw Near, Go Up, Near

12. Verb. 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 Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Campaign, Crusade, Fight, Press
Generic synonyms: Advertise, Advertize, Promote
Related verbs: Advertise, Advertize, Promote
Derivative terms: Campaign, Crusade, Crusader, Fighter

13. Verb. Sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs). "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Deal, Sell, Trade
Derivative terms: Pusher

14. Verb. Move strenuously and with effort. "The crowd pushed forward"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

15. Verb. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby. "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
Exact synonyms: Press
Generic synonyms: Force
Derivative terms: Press

Definition of Push

1. n. A pustule; a pimple.

2. v. t. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.

3. v. i. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.

4. n. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.

5. n. A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang.

Definition of Push

1. Verb. (transitive) To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To continually attempt to promote (a point of view). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To promote a product with the intention of selling it. ¹

5. Verb. (context: informal transitive) To approach; to come close to. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To apply a force to an object such that it moves away from the person applying the force. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action. ¹

9. Verb. To make a higher bid at an auction. ¹

10. Verb. (poker) To make an all-in bet. ¹

11. Verb. (chess transitive) To move (a pawn) directly forward. ¹

12. Noun. A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing. ¹

13. Noun. An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents. ¹

14. Noun. A great effort (to do something). ¹

15. Noun. (military) A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music. ¹

16. Noun. A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score ¹

17. Noun. (computing) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack. ¹

18. Noun. (Internet uncountable) The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request, as in ''server push'', ''push technology''. ¹

19. Noun. (dated) A crowd or throng or people ¹

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Definition of Push

1. to exert force in order to cause motion away from the force [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Push

push (current term)
push-down list
push-down queue
push-down stack
push-down storage
push-down store
push-pull amplifier

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