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English noun: push back

1. push back (act) the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw


Broader (hypernym)offence, offense, offensive

English verb: push back

1. push back (contact) cause to move back by force or influence

SamplesRepel the enemy.
Push back the urge to smoke.
Beat back the invaders.

Synonymsbeat back, drive, force back, repel, repulse

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

Broader (hypernym)force, push

Verb groupdrive

Antonymsattract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw

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