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Push

Definition

[n] the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
[n] an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
[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"
[n] enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
[n] the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
[v] press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
[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"
[v] make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
[v] 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"
[v] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
[v] press against forcefully without being able to move; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
[v] approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
[v] sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
[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 favorite candidate"

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Antonyms

draw, pull