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English noun: push

1. push (act) the act of applying force in order to move something away


SamplesHe gave the door a hard push.
The pushing is good exercise.


Synonymspushing


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)boost, depression, jog, nudge, press, pressing, pressure, shove

2. push (phenomenon) the force used in pushing


SamplesThe push of the water on the walls of the tank.
The thrust of the jet engines.


Synonymsthrust


Broader (hypernym)force

3. push (attribute) enterprising or ambitious drive


SamplesEuropeans often laugh at American energy.


Synonymsenergy, get-up-and-go


Broader (hypernym)drive


Narrower (hyponym)second wind

4. push (artifact) an electrical switch operated by pressing


SamplesThe elevator was operated by push buttons.
The push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk.


Synonymsbutton, push button


Broader (hypernym)electric switch, electrical switch, switch


Narrower (hyponym)bell, bell push, buzzer, doorbell, horn button, mouse button, panic button, reset button


Part meronympush-button radio

5. push (act) an effort to advance


SamplesThe army made a push toward the sea.


Broader (hypernym)advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression


English verb: push

1. push (motion) move with force,


SamplesHe pushed the table into a corner.


ExamplesThey push the books into the box


Synonymsforce


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)beat back, drive, drive, flick, force back, jam, jerk, jostle, muscle into, nose, nudge, obtrude, poke at, press, prod, push, push aside, push away, push back, push out, push up, repel, repulse, shove, shove, shove, squeeze, stuff, thrust, thrust, thrust out, tip, topple, tumble


Entailmove, press


Verb grouppush


Antonymsdraw, pull, force

2. push (communication) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action


SamplesHe pushed her to finish her doctorate.


ExamplesSam cannot push Sue


Synonymsbear on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)exhort, press, urge, urge on


Narrower (hyponym)bull, bull through, nudge


Verb groupdrive, labor, labour, push, tug

3. push (communication) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)


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


ExamplesSam and Sue push the movie


Synonymsadvertise, advertize, promote


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)praise


Narrower (hyponym)agitate, bill, campaign, crusade, fight, plug, press, propagandise, propagandize, push


Verb groupagitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press, push

4. push (social) strive and make an effort to reach a goal


SamplesShe 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.


Synonymsdrive, labor, labour, tug


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)fight, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)reach, strain, strive


Verb groupbear on, push

5. push (motion) press against forcefully without moving


SamplesShe pushed against the wall with all her strength.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press


Verb groupforce, push, push

6. push (motion) approach a certain age or speed


SamplesShe is pushing fifty.


Synonymscrowd


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near

7. push (social) 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


SamplesThe liberal party pushed for reforms.
She is crusading for women's rights.
The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate.


Synonymsagitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)advertise, advertize, promote, push


Verb groupadvertise, advertize, promote, push

8. push (possession) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)


SamplesThe guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deal, sell, trade


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

9. push (motion) move strenuously and with effort


SamplesThe crowd pushed forward.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Verb grouppush

10. push (contact) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby


Samples`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman.


Synonymspress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)force, push









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