Results for: push
push /p/ v. -es 1 [I;T] to press on s.t. to move it: He pushed the door open with his hands.||I dialed a telephone number by pushing the buttons on the keypad. 2 [I;T] to shove, hit hard with the hands: The boy pushed another child to the ground. 3 [I;T] to hurry, work extra hard: We pushed to finish the job on time. 4 [I;T] to urge others to cooperate: A politician pushed his party members for a new law against pollution. 5 infrml.fig. [T] to sell, esp. on a special sale: The supermarket is pushing fresh tomatoes and melons this week. 6 phrasal v. [I] to push off: a. to leave, depart: Well, its getting late and I have to push off now. b. to leave by boat: Our ship pushes off at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow. 7 phrasal v. insep. to push on s.t.: a. [I] to continue a trip or task: We arrived in New York this morning but pushed on to Boston, our destination. b. [T] to press against: He pushed on the door and it opened. 8 phrasal v. sep. [T] to push s.o. around: to treat s.o. roughly or unfairly: She tries to push the other committee members around. 9 phrasal v. sep. to push (s.t.) through: a. [I;T] to move through: We pushed through the crowd and out of the sports stadium. b. [T] s.t.: to finish s.t. in a hurry: The legislature pushed through a new law to lower taxes.||They pushed it through.
n. -es 1 pressure or force against s.t.: She gave the door a push to open it. 2 a shove, an angry thrust of the hands: A man gave another a push and they started to fight. 3 hard work, a big effort: Our company salespeople made a big push to sell a new product. 4 when push comes to shove: when it is an important time to act on a difficult decision: When push comes to shove, I can depend on my friend to help me.