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push British & World English

Exert force on (someone or something) in order to move them away from oneself

push English Thesaurus

she tried to push him away

press the panic button British & World English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

push in British & World English

Go in front of people who are already queuing

push on British & World English

Continue on a journey

push-up British & World English

(Of a bra) designed to give uplift to the breasts

push-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

bell push British & World English

A button that operates an electric bell when pushed

cost-push British & World English

Relating to or denoting inflation caused by increased labour or raw material costs

push off British & World English

Use an oar, boathook, etc. to exert pressure so as to move a boat out from a bank

push fit British & World English

A fit between two parts in which one is connected to the other by manually pushing or sliding them together

push poll British & World English

An ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters by using loaded questions

push-pull British & World English

Operated by pushing and pulling

at a push British & World English

If absolutely necessary; only with a certain degree of difficulty

push ahead British & World English

Proceed with or continue a course of action

push along British & World English

Go away; depart

push broom British & World English

A broom consisting of a handle attached at an angle to a wide brush that is worked by pushing

push-button British & World English

A button that is pushed to operate an electrical device

push-start British & World English

Start (a motor vehicle) by pushing it in order to make the engine turn

get the push British & World English

Be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

push processing British & World English

The developing of film so as to compensate for deliberate underexposure, thereby increasing the effective film speed

push technology British & World English

A service in which the user downloads software from a provider which then continually supplies information from the Internet in categories selected by the user

push one's luck British & World English

Take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour

push for in push British & World English

Demand persistently

be pushed in push British & World English

Have very little of something, especially time

push the envelope British & World English

Approach or extend the limits of what is possible

push the boat out British & World English

Be lavish in one’s spending or celebrations

push someone's buttons British & World English

Arouse or provoke a reaction in someone

push someone around British & World English

Treat someone roughly or inconsiderately

push something through British & World English

Get a proposed measure completed or accepted quickly

push at an open door British & World English

Have no difficulty in accomplishing a task

push in in push British & World English

Go in front of people who are already queuing

push on in push British & World English

Continue on a journey

when push comes to shove British & World English

When one must commit oneself to an action or decision

shove British & World English

Push (someone or something) roughly

push off in push British & World English

Use an oar, boathook, etc. to exert pressure so as to move a boat out from a bank

a push in push British & World English

Something that is hard to achieve

push ahead in push British & World English

Proceed with or continue a course of action

at a push in push British & World English

If absolutely necessary; only with a certain degree of difficulty

pushpin British & World English

A drawing pin with a spherical or cylindrical head of coloured plastic

pushrod British & World English

A rod operated by cams that opens and closes the valves in an internal-combustion engine

pushback British & World English

A negative or unfavourable reaction or response

pushcart British & World English

A small handcart or barrow

pushover British & World English

A person who is easy to overcome or influence

get the push in push British & World English

Be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

push one's luck in push British & World English

Take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour


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