- 1. push, pushing, propulsion, actuation
- usage: the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
- 2. push, thrust, force
- usage: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
- 3. energy, push, get-up-and-go, drive
- usage: enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
- 4. push button, push, button, switch, electric switch, electrical switch
- usage: 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. push, progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion
- usage: an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
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- 1. push, force, move, displace
- usage: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
- 2. push, bear on, urge, urge on, press, exhort
- usage: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
- 3. advertise, advertize, promote, push, praise
- usage: 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. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle
- usage: 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. push, press
- usage: press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
- 6. push, crowd, approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
- usage: approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
- 7. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate, advertise, advertize, promote, push
- usage: 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. push, deal, sell, trade
- usage: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
- 9. push, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
- 10. press, push, push, force
- usage: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
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