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[pʊʃ] verb I
1) [I/T] to move someone or something away from you using your hands
Ant:
pull
Push as hard as you can.[/ex]
She gently pushed him away.[/ex]
I pushed open the door.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to press a button on a machine
To turn on the television, you push this switch.[/ex]
3) [I/T] to move through a group of people using the force of your body
Stop pushing and just wait your turn.[/ex]
He just pushed past Fred and left.[/ex]
I was pushing my way through the crowd.[/ex]
4) [T] to make something reach a particular level or standard
The strong sun pushed temperatures into the nineties.[/ex]
The Bank of England had pushed up interest rates sharply to protect the pound.[/ex]
5) [T] to force someone to do something
The police pushed her into giving evidence.[/ex]
6) [T] to make someone work very hard
Some parents really push their children.[/ex]
You shouldn't push yourself so hard.[/ex]
7) [T] to make someone impatient or annoyed by behaving in an unreasonable way
If you push him too far, he'll resign.[/ex]
- push ahead
- push sb around
- push sth aside
- push for sth
- push in
- push off
- push on
- push sb/sth over
- push sth through
- push sth up
II
noun
push */[pʊʃ]
1) [C] a movement in which you push someone or something
Jan helped me give the car a push.[/ex]
2) [C] a determined attempt to do something
The two sides began a final push to reach an agreement before the deadline.[/ex]
3) [singular] an occasion when you encourage or force someone to do something
I knew I could do it – I just needed someone to give me an extra push.[/ex]
Some people need a little push to make new friends.[/ex]
at a pushBritish informalused for saying that something is possible, but very difficult[/ex]
I can afford to pay fifty pounds at a push.[/ex]
give sb the pushBritish informal 1) if your employer gives you the push, they force you to leave your job; 2) to end a sexual or romantic relationship with someone[/ex]
I finally gave him the push last night.[/ex]
if/whenpush comes to shove — if or when you are forced to make a decision or to do something difficult[/ex]

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