Definition of PUSHES

noun : PUSHES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk" ;

  • 5. (

    ) an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea" ;

verb : PUSHES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) move with force; "He pushed the table into a corner" ;

  • 2. (

    ) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength" ;

  • 6. (

    ) approach a certain age or speed; "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; "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); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs" ;

  • 9. (

    ) move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward" ;

  • 10. (

    ) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" ;


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