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British English: /pʊʃ/
American English: /pʊʃ/

Translation of push in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (vigorously) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (a person, a thing)
    to push somebody/something away
    دَفَعَ شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً بَعيداً
    she pushed him down the stairs
    دَفَعَتْهُ من على الدَرَجِ
    to push somebody/something out of the way
    أَزاحَ شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً من الطَريقِ
    to push one's way through the crowd
    شَقَّ طَريقَهُ في الزِحامِ
  • 2
    (to insert) (Form IV) (a stick, one's finger)
    to push the stick into the ground
    غَرَسَ العَصا في الأَرْضِ
    to push one's finger into something
    أَدْخَلَ إصْبَعَهُ في شَيْءٍ
  • 3
    (to impel) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (a car, pram, door)
    we had to push the car to get it started
    اُضْطُرِرْنا إلى دَفْعِ السَيّارةِ لِكَيْ تَعْمَلَ
    to push the window open/shut
    فَتَحَ \ أَغْلَقَ الشُبّاكَ
  • 4
    (to activate) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (a button, switch)
    to push the button
    ضَغَطَ على الزِرِّ
  • 5
    (to drive) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (a pupil, an employee, the troops)
    to push somebody into doing something
    دَفَعَ شَخْصاً للقِيامِ بِشَيْءٍ
    to push somebody too far
    ضَغَطَ على شَخْصٍ أَكْثَرَ من اللازِمِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    to push against the door/fence
    دَفَعَ البابَ \ السِياجَ
    to push past somebody
    دَفَعَ شَخْصاً أثناء مُرورِهِ
    to push through a crowd
    شَقَّ طَريقَهُ في الزِحامِ

reflexive verb/فعل انعكاسي

  • 1
    (physically) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    to push oneself out of the water
    دَفَعَ نَفْسَهُ خارِجَ الماءِ
  • 2 (mentally) See examples: to push oneself to do something
    ضَغَطَ على نَفْسِهِ لِفِعْلِ شَيْءٍ
    they really pushed themselves to finish on time
    في الحَقيقةِ ضَغَطوا على أَنْفُسِهِمْ لِكَيْ يُنْهوا في الوَقْتِ المُحَدَّدِ


  • [informal] (short, lacking) See examples: I'm a bit pushed today
    أنا مَشْغولٌ اليَوْمَ
    to be pushed for money/time/space
    عانى من ضيقٍ في المالِ \ الوَقْتِ \ المَكانِ


  • 1
    to give somebody/something a push
    دَفَعَ شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً
    at the push of a button
    بِضَغْطةِ زِرٍّ
  • 2
    to give something a push in the right direction
    أَعْطى شَيْئاً دَفْعةً في الاتِّجاهِ الصَحيحِ
  • 3
    the big push
    الهُجوم الكَبير
  • 4
    a push to recruit more teachers
    حَمْلة لِتَعْيينِ المَزيدِ من المُدَرِّسينَ


to push one's luck

اعْتَمَدَ على الحَظِّ

to give somebody the push

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
فَصَلَ شَخْصاً
(an employee)
أَخْرَجَ شَخْصاً من حَياتِهِ
(one's boyfriend, girlfriend)

when push comes to shove

عِنْدَما تَحينُ ساعةُ الحَسْمِ

Phrasal verbs

push about

[informal] push around

push ahead

(with a project)
مَضى قُدُماً

push around

push [somebody] around 1
تَعامَلَ مع [شَخْصٍ] بِعُنْفٍ
(a boy, passer-by)
(to give orders to)
فَرَضَ أَوامِرَهُ على [شَخْصٍ]
(a colleague, one's brother)

push back

push [somebody/something] back, push back [somebody/something] 1
(to move)
دَفَعَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] بَعيداً
(the furniture, a box, a car)
(to repel)
أَجْبَرَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] على التَراجُعِ
(an army, the enemy, the front line)

push down

push [somebody/something] down, push down [somebody/something] 1
(to reduce) (a price, rate, temperature)
(to cause to sit) (a person)

push for

push for [something]
ضَغَطَ من أَجْلِ [شَيْءٍ]
(an improvement, changes)

push forward

(with a project)
مَضى قُدُماً
(on a journey) (Form III)
push [somebody/something] forward 1
صَمَّمَ على [شَيْءٍ]
(an idea, a plan)
2to push oneself forward as something
طَرَحَ نَفْسَهُ كَشَيْءٍ

push in

(to jump the queue)
تَجاوَزَ طابوراً
push [something] in, push in [something] 1
(to press in)
ضَغَطَ على [شَيْءٍ]
(a button, bell)
(to break down) (a door, window)

push off

(in a boat)
جَدَّفَ مُبْتَعِداً
2 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
[informal] (to go away) (Form III), (stem vowel = a) (Form I)

push on

(on a journey) (Form III)
(with a project)
مَضى قُدُماً

push over

[informal] (to move over) (Form IV)
push over [something/somebody], push [something/somebody] over

push through

push [something] through, push through [something]
أَتَمَّ \ أَنْجَزَ [شَيْئاً]
(a sale)

push up

push up [something], push [something] up
(prices, unemployment)

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