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  • 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
  • enterprising or ambitious drive
    • Europeans often laugh at American energy
  • 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
  • move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
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