1. The act of applying force in order to move something away (synset 100113132)
    "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
  2. The force used in pushing (synset 111518603)
    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
  3. Enterprising or ambitious drive (synset 104843914)
    "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
  4. An electrical switch operated by pressing (synset 104033499)
    "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
  5. An effort to advance (synset 100283329)
    "the army made a push toward the sea"
  1. Move with force (synset 201875972)
    "He pushed the table into a corner"
  2. Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action (synset 200768022)
    "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
  3. Make publicity for;
    Try to sell (a product) (synset 200978685)
    "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
  4. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal (synset 202412046)
    "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"
  5. Press against forcefully without moving (synset 201876638)
    "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
  6. Approach a certain age or speed (synset 202058788)
    "She is pushing fifty"
  7. 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 (synset 202595732)
    "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
  8. Sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs) (synset 202250337)
    "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
  9. Move strenuously and with effort (synset 201876870)
    "The crowd pushed forward"
  10. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby (synset 201450251)
    "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

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