Definition of Push


  • an effort to advance
    "the army made a push toward the sea"
  • an electrical switch operated by pressing
    "the elevator was operated by push buttons"
    "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
    - push button
  • enterprising or ambitious drive
    "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
    - get up and go
  • the force used in pushing
    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"
    "the thrust of the jet engines"
  • the act of applying force in order to move something away
    "he gave the door a hard push"
    "the pushing is good exercise"


  • make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
    "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
  • move strenuously and with effort
    "The crowd pushed forward"
  • sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
    "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
  • 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"
  • approach a certain age or speed
    "She is pushing fifty"
  • press against forcefully without moving
    "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
    - bear on
  • move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Push

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Unscramble push

14 unscramble word found using the letters push.

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