HyperDic: push

English > 15 senses of the word push:
NOUNactpush, pushingthe act of applying force in order to move something away
phenomenonpush, thrustthe force used in pushing
attributepush, energy, get-up-and-goenterprising or ambitious drive
artifactpush, push button, buttonan electrical switch operated by pressing
actpushan effort to advance
VERBmotionpush, forcemove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
communicationpush, bear onpress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
communicationpush, advertise, advertize, promotemake publicity for
socialpush, tug, labor, labour, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
motionpushpress against forcefully without moving
motionpush, crowdapproach a certain age or speed
socialpush, crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitateexert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
possessionpushsell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
motionpushmove strenuously and with effort
contactpush, pressmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
push > pronunciation
Soundspuh'sh
Rhymesambush ... tush: 6 rhymes with uhsh...
English > push: 15 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of applying force in order to move something away.
Examples
  • "he gave the door a hard push"
  • "the pushing is good exercise"
Synonympushing
NarrowerboostThe act of giving a push
depressionpushing down
nudge, jogA slight push or shake
press, pressure, pressingThe act of pressing
shoveThe act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)
Broaderpropulsion, actuationThe act of propelling
Spanishimpulsión
Catalanimpulsió
Verbspushmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
pushmove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
pushpress against forcefully without moving
pushmove strenuously and with effort
English > push: 15 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe force used in pushing.
Example"the push of the water on the walls of the tank"
Synonymthrust
Broaderforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
Spanishempuje
Catalanempenta
Verbspushmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
pushmove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
English > push: 15 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningenterprising or ambitious drive.
Synonymsenergy, get-up-and-go
Narrowersecond windrenewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
BroaderdriveThe trait of being highly motivated
Spanishbrío, energia, energía
Catalanenergia, espenta
Adjectivespushymarked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative
Verbspushpress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
pushstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
pushexert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
English > push: 15 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn electrical switch operated by pressing.
Examples
  • "the elevator was operated by push buttons"
  • "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
Synonymspush button, button
Part ofpush-button radioA radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons
Narrowerbell pushA button that is pushed to ring a bell
doorbell, bell, buzzerA push button at an outer door / door / door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
horn buttonA button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
mouse buttonA push button on the mouse
panic buttonA button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency
reset buttonA push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
Broaderswitch, electric switch, electrical switchControl consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
Spanishbotón, botón pulsador, pulsar
Catalanbotó
English > push: 15 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningAn effort to advance.
Example"the army made a push toward the sea"
Broaderprogress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionThe act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
Spanishempuje, empujón
Catalanempenta, pitjada
Verbspushpress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
English > push: 15 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey push the books into the box
Synonymforce
EntailsmoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
pressExert pressure or force to or upon
Entailed bypunt, polepropel with a pole
Narrowerdriveurge forward
jamPush down forcibly
jerk, flickThrow or toss with a quick motion
jostle, shoveCome into rough contact with while moving
muscle intoForce one's way
nosePush or move with the nose
nudge, poke at, prodTo push against gently
press, pushmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
push aside, push awayPush out of the way
push out, obtrude, thrust outPush to thrust outward
push upPush upward
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backCause to move back / back by force or influence
shovePush roughly
thrustPush forcefully
thrust, stuff, shove, squeezePress or force
topple, tumble, tipCause to topple or tumble by pushing
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositepull, drawCause to move by pulling
Similar topushPress against forcefully without moving
Spanishapretar, empujar
Catalanempentar, empènyer, prémer
Nounspush, pushingthe act of applying force in order to move something away
pushthe force used in pushing
pushera small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
English > push: 15 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam cannot push Sue
Example"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
Synonymbear on
Narrowerbull, bull throughPush or force
nudgePush into action / action by pestering or annoying gently
Broaderurge, urge on, press, exhortForce or impel in an indicated direction
Similar totug, labor, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
Spanishanimar, incitar
Catalananimar, empènyer, incitar
Nounspushan effort to advance
pushenterprising or ambitious drive
English > push: 15 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake publicity for; try to sell (a product).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelSam and Sue push the movie
Example"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"
Synonymsadvertise, advertize, promote
Narrowerbilladvertise especially by posters or placards
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitateExert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
plugmake a plug for
propagandize, propagandiseSpread by propaganda
BroaderpraiseExpress approval of
Similar tocrusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitateExert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
Spanishanunciar, fomentar, impulsar, potenciar, promocionar, promover, propulsar, publicitar
Catalananunciar, fomentar, impulsar, promocionar, propulsar
English > push: 15 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"
Synonymstug, labor, labour, drive
Narrowerstrive, reach, strainTo exert much effort or energy
Broaderfight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
See alsopush oncontinue moving forward
Similar topush, bear onPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Spanishhacer trabajar mucho, laborar, matarse trabajando, presionar, trabajar duro
Nounspushenterprising or ambitious drive
English > push: 15 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningPress against forcefully without moving.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
BroaderpressExert pressure or force to or upon
Similar topush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
pushMove strenuously and with effort
Spanishempujar
Catalanempènyer
Nounspushthe act of applying force in order to move something away
English > push: 15 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningapproach a certain age or speed.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She is pushing fifty"
Synonymcrowd
Broaderapproach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearMove towards
English > push: 15 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningExert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "The liberal party pushed for reforms"
  • "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
Synonymscrusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate
Broaderadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Similar toadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Spanishagitar, cruzar, hacer campaña, pulsar
Nounspushenterprising or ambitious drive
English > push: 15 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningsell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderdeal, sell, tradedo business
Nounspusheran unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
English > push: 15 senses > verb 9, motion
MeaningMove strenuously and with effort.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The crowd pushed forward"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar topushPress against forcefully without moving
Spanishempujar
Nounspushthe act of applying force in order to move something away
English > push: 15 senses > verb 10, contact
Meaningmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"'Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
Synonympress
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Spanishempujar, pulsar
Nounspushthe act of applying force in order to move something away
pushthe force used in pushing

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