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push as in the act of applying force in order to move something away
  • "he gave the door a hard push"
  • "the pushing is good exercise"

Synonyms

  • pushing the act of applying force in order to move something away
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push as in the force used in pushing
  • "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"
  • "the thrust of the jet engines"

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  • thrust the force used in pushing; a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; the act of applying force to propel something; verbal criticism; a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); push forcefully; press or force; make a thrusting forward movement ; impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument ; force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock ; push upward; place or put with great energy
push as in enterprising or ambitious drive
  • "Europeans often laugh at American energy"

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  • energy (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; forceful exertion; enterprising or ambitious drive; an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); a healthy capacity for vigorous activity; any source of usable power; the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States
  • get-up-and-go enterprising or ambitious drive
push as in an electrical switch operated by pressing
  • "the elevator was operated by push buttons"
  • "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

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  • push button an electrical switch operated by pressing
  • button provide with buttons; fasten with buttons; a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes ; an electrical switch operated by pressing; any of various plant parts that resemble buttons ; a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment; a female sexual organ homologous to the penis ; a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism ; any artifact that resembles a button
push as in an effort to advance
  • "the army made a push toward the sea"
push as in move with force
  • "He pushed the table into a corner"

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  • force to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means; urge or force (a person) to an action; move with force; impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; do forcibly; take by force; a powerful effect or influence; (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; physical energy or intensity; group of people willing to obey orders; a unit that is part of some military service; an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; a group of people having the power of effective action; (of a law) having legal validity; a putout of a base runner who is required to run
push as in press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
  • "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

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  • bear on be relevant to; have an effect upon; press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; keep or maintain in unaltered condition
push as in 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"

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  • advertise call attention to; make publicity for
  • advertize make publicity for; call attention to
  • promote contribute to the progress or growth of; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; make publicity for; be changed for a superior chess or checker piece ; change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
push as in 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"

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  • tug a sudden abrupt pull ; a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships ; pull hard; strive and make an effort to reach a goal; tow (a vessel) with a tug; carry with difficulty; move by pulling hard; pull or strain hard at; struggle in opposition
  • labor strive and make an effort to reach a goal; work hard; undergo the efforts of childbirth ; a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; productive work (especially physical work done for wages); concluding state of pregnancy; an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement ; a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  • labour work hard; strive and make an effort to reach a goal; undergo the efforts of childbirth ; a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; concluding state of pregnancy; a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
  • drive the act of applying force to propel something; a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; a road leading up to a private house; the trait of being highly motivated; hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; the act of driving a herd of animals overland ; a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire ; (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium ; a wide scenic road planted with trees; (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) ; operate or control a vehicle; travel or be transported in a vehicle; cause someone or something to move by driving; force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; cause to move back by force or influence; compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; push, propel, or press with force; cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; strive and make an effort to reach a goal; move into a desired direction of discourse; have certain properties when driven; work as a driver; move by being propelled by a force; urge forward; proceed along in a vehicle; strike with a driver, as in teeing off; hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; excavate horizontally; cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; (hunting) search for game; (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
push as in press against forcefully without moving
  • "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
push as in approach a certain age or speed
  • "She is pushing fifty"

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  • crowd a large number of things or people considered together; an informal body of friends; cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; to gather together in large numbers; approach a certain age or speed
push as in 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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  • crusade exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; go on a crusade; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
  • fight be engaged in a fight; fight against or resist strongly; make a strenuous or labored effort; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; the act of fighting; an aggressive willingness to compete; an intense verbal dispute; a boxing or wrestling match
  • press the state of demanding notice or attention; the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines ; a machine used for printing ; a dense crowd of people ; a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use ; any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids ; a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead ; the act of pressing; exert pressure or force to or upon; force or impel in an indicated direction; to be oppressive or burdensome; place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; squeeze or press together; crowd closely; create by pressing; be urgent; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; press from a plastic; make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; press and smooth with a heated iron; lift weights; ask for or request earnestly
  • campaign run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; go on a campaign; a race between candidates for elective office; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints) ; an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
  • agitate try to stir up public opinion ; cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; move very slightly; move or cause to move back and forth; change the arrangement or position of
push as in sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
  • "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
push as in move strenuously and with effort
  • "The crowd pushed forward"
push as in make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
  • "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

Synonyms

  • press the state of demanding notice or attention; the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines ; a machine used for printing ; a dense crowd of people ; a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use ; any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids ; a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead ; the act of pressing; exert pressure or force to or upon; force or impel in an indicated direction; to be oppressive or burdensome; place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; squeeze or press together; crowd closely; create by pressing; be urgent; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; press from a plastic; make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; press and smooth with a heated iron; lift weights; ask for or request earnestly

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