1. [ verb ] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Synonyms: force
Related terms: pull move thrust repel thrust jostle jostle shove nudge push_aside topple push_up jam jerk push_out muscle_into nose drive flick displace rout_out baby_buggy move press
2. [ verb ] press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Synonyms: bear_on

"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

Related terms: urge bull nudge tug
3. [ verb ] make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
Synonyms: promote advertize advertise

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

Related terms: praise crusade bill propagandize plug crusade ad advertising advertiser
4. [ verb ] make publicity for; try to sell
Synonyms: promote advertize
Related terms: praise crusade bill plug propagandize
5. [ noun ] the act of applying force in order to move something away
Synonyms: pushing

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

Related terms: propulsion press shove nudge boost depression
6. [ verb ] press against forcefully without being able to move

"she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

Related terms: press
7. [ verb ] exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal
Synonyms: labor drive labour tug

"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"

Related terms: fight strive press_on undertaking labor campaign laborer
8. [ noun ] (physics) the force used in pushing
Synonyms: thrust

"the push of the water on the walls of the tank" "the thrust of the jet engines"

Related terms: force thrust
9. [ verb ] approach a certain age or speed
Synonyms: crowd

: "She is pushing fifty"

Related terms: approach
10. [ verb ] move strenuously and with effort

"The crowd pushed forward"

Related terms: travel
11. [ noun ] enterprising or ambitious drive
Synonyms: energy get-up-and-go

"Europeans often laugh at American energy"

Related terms: drive second_wind crusade stimulate
12. [ verb ] (politics) 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
Synonyms: fight campaign agitate press crusade

"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights"

Related terms: advertise advertize advertise campaign reformer
13. [ verb ] make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
Synonyms: press

"Now push hard," said the doctor to the woman"

Related terms: demand
14. [ verb ] (business) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

Related terms: deal crime
15. [ noun ] (electricity) an electrical switch operated by pressing a button
Synonyms: button push_button

"the elevator was operated by push buttons" "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

Related terms: switch doorbell mouse_button panic_button reset_button bell_push horn_button push-button_radio
16. [ noun ] an effort to advance

"the army made a push toward the sea"

Related terms: progress
Similar spelling:   pushy