Synonyms of push in English:



  • 3 he pushed the panic button
    press, depress, bear down on, hold down, squeeze; operate, activate


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  • 1 I felt a push in the back
    shove, thrust, nudge, ram, bump, jolt, butt, prod, poke


push around

she wasn't used to being pushed around bullydomineerride roughshod overtrample onbulldozebrowbeattyrannizeintimidatethreatenvictimizepick on informallean onboss around

push for

the workers are pushing for flexible hours demandcall forrequestpress forcampaign forlobby forspeak up forurgepromoteadvocatechampionespouse

push off

informal you're not welcome here, so push off go awaydepartleaveget outgoget movingbe off (with you)shoo informalskedaddlevamoosesplitscramrun alongbeat itget lostshove offbuzz offclear offbug offtake a powdertake a hike literarybegone

push on

I decided to push on toward the coast press oncontinue one's journeycarry onadvanceproceedgo onprogressmake headwayforge ahead

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