Collins

push

  

      vb  
1    when tr, often foll by: off, away, etc.   to apply steady force to (something) in order to move it  
2    to thrust (one's way) through something, such as a crowd, by force  
3    when intr, often foll by: for   to apply oneself vigorously (to achieving a task, plan, etc.)  
4    tr   to encourage or urge (a person) to some action, decision, etc.  
5    when intr, often foll by: for   to be an advocate or promoter (of)  
to push for acceptance of one's theories     
6    tr   to use one's influence to help (a person)  
to push one's own candidate     
7    to bear upon (oneself or another person) in order to achieve more effort, better results, etc.  
she was a woman who liked to push her husband     
8   
a    tr   to take undue risks, esp. through overconfidence, thus risking failure  
to push one's luck     
b    intr   to act overconfidently  
9      (Tennis, cricket, etc.)   to hit (a ball) with a stiff pushing stroke  
10    tr  
Informal   to sell (narcotic drugs) illegally  
11    intr; foll by: out, into, etc.   (esp. of geographical features) to reach or extend  
the cliffs pushed out to the sea     
12    tr   to overdevelop (a photographic film), usually by the equivalent of up to two stops, to compensate for underexposure or increase contrast  
13    push up (the) daisies  
Slang   to be dead and buried  
      n  
14    the act of pushing; thrust  
15    a part or device that is pressed to operate some mechanism  
16    Informal   ambitious or enterprising drive, energy, etc.  
17    Informal   a special effort or attempt to advance, as of an army in a war  
to make a push     
18    Informal   a number of people gathered in one place, such as at a party  
19      (Austral)  
slang   a group or gang, esp. one considered to be a clique  
20      (Tennis, cricket, etc.)   a stiff pushing stroke  
21    at a push  
Informal   with difficulty; only just  
22    the push  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   dismissal, esp. from employment  
23    when push comes to shove  
Informal   when matters become critical; when a decision needs to be made,   (See also)        push about       push along       push in       push off       push on       push through  
     (C13: from Old French pousser, from Latin pulsare, from pellere to drive)  


bell push  
      n   a button pressed to operate an electric bell  
cost-push inflation  
      n      See       inflation  
push about   , around  
      vb   tr, adv  
Slang   to bully; keep telling (a person) what to do in a bossy manner  
push along  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to go away; leave  
push-bike  
      n     (Brit)      an informal name for       bicycle  
push button  
      n  
1    an electrical switch operated by pressing a button, which closes or opens a circuit  
2    modifier  
  push-button  
a    operated by a push button  
a push-button radio     
b    initiated as simply as by pressing a button  
push-button warfare     
push fit  
      n     (Engineering)      another name for       sliding fit  
push in  
      vb   intr, adv   to force one's way into a group of people, queue, etc.  
push money  
      n   a cash inducement provided by a manufacturer or distributor for a retailer or his staff, to reward successful selling  
push off  
      vb   adv  
1      (Also)    push out   to move into open water, as by being cast off from a mooring  
2    intr  
Informal   to go away; leave  
push on  
      vb   intr, adv   to resume one's course; carry on one's way steadily; press on  
push-pull  
      n   modifier   using two similar electronic devices, such as matched valves, made to operate 180° out of phase with each other. The outputs are combined to produce a signal that replicates the input waveform  
a push-pull amplifier     
push-start  
      vb   tr  
1    to start (a motor vehicle) by pushing it while it is in gear, thus turning the engine  
      n  
2    the act or process of starting a vehicle in this way  
push through  
      vb   tr   to compel to accept  
the bill was pushed through Parliament     
push-up  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian term for       press-up  
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push

  

      vb  
1    depress, drive, poke, press, propel, ram, shove, thrust  
2    elbow, jostle, make or force one's way, move, shoulder, shove, squeeze, thrust  
3    egg on, encourage, expedite, hurry, impel, incite, persuade, press, prod, speed (up), spur, urge  
4    advertise, boost, cry up, hype, make known, plug     (informal)   promote, propagandize, publicize, puff  
5    browbeat, coerce, constrain, dragoon, encourage, exert influence on, influence, oblige  
      n  
6    butt, jolt, nudge, poke, prod, shove, thrust  
7      (informal)   ambition, determination, drive, dynamism, energy, enterprise, get-up-and-go     (informal)   go     (informal)   gumption     (informal)   initiative, pep, vigour, vitality  
8      (informal)   advance, assault, attack, campaign, charge, effort, offensive, onset, thrust  
9    the push        (slang)   discharge, dismissal, kiss-off     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   marching orders     (informal)   one's books     (informal)   one's cards, the boot     (slang)   the (old) heave-ho     (informal)   the order of the boot     (slang)   the sack     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb  
1    drag, draw, haul, jerk, pull, tow, trail, tug, yank  
3    deter, discourage, dissuade, put off  
      n  
6    jerk, pull, tug, yank  


push off     
beat it     (slang)   depart, get lost     (informal)   go away, hit the road     (slang)   hook it     (slang)   launch, leave, light out     (informal)   make oneself scarce     (informal)   make tracks, pack one's bags     (informal)   shove off     (informal)   slope off, take off     (informal)  

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v.
die ; kick the bucket ; bite the dust ; push up the daisies
[US];[Fam.];[Fig.] Ex.: They intended to buy a lovely house in North California but unfortunately they bought the farm in a plane crash last summer.
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