Definition of Push up

1. Verb. Push upward.

Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Specialized synonyms: Uplift, Boost Up

2. Verb. Push upward. "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
Exact synonyms: Thrust
Generic synonyms: Jut, Jut Out, Project, Protrude, Stick Out
Related verbs: Thrust
Derivative terms: Thrust

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Push Up

push down
push factor
push forward
push in
push off
push on
push one's luck
push out
push poll
push scooter
push scooters
push the boat out
push the envelope
push through
push up (current term)

Literary usage of Push up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Clinical Journal (1898)
"There is another cause of cystocele which has not been much noticed ; namely, hypertrophy of some slight difficulty also, and she may even have to push up ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"begin to push up the sand or gravel in March and April, then cutting off the young shoots and leaf-stalks while still blanched and tender, and boiling them ..."

3. Living Bayonets: A Record of the Last Push by Coningsby Dawson (1919)
"... done a lot of work, watched a marvellous sunset and received orders to push up forward very early in the morning. I shall probably send you a line from ..."

4. Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1998)
"Resting position is same as down position of basic push-up. Count 2: upper torso sweeps back and up while elbows extend to return to starting position ..."

5. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1842)
"These improvements in candlesticks consist firstly, in the construction of a new apparatus or " push up" (as this part is commonly called) for raising the ..."

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