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'push' - used as a noun
1. the act of applying force in order to move something away
he gave the door a hard push
2. the force used in pushing
the push of the water on the walls of the tank
3. enterprising or ambitious drive
4. an electrical switch operated by pressing
the elevator was operated by push buttons
the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
5. an effort to advance
the army made a push toward the sea

'push' - used as a verb
6. move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
7. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
He pushed her to finish her doctorate
8. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
9. strive and make an effort to reach a goal
We have to push a little to make the deadline!
10. press against forcefully without moving
she pushed against the wall with all her strength
11. approach a certain age or speed
She is pushing fifty
12. 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
The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
13. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs
14. move strenuously and with effort
The crowd pushed forward
15. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
'Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

derived forms
1. Push / Plural
2. Push / Past
3. Push / Third Person
4. Push / Present Participle
Variations of 'push'
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