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Pronunciation: /pʊʃ/

Translation of push in German:


  • 1 schieben; (make fall) stoßen; drücken gegen [Tür] push one's way through/into/on to etc. sth sich (Dat.) einen Weg durch/in/auf usw. etw. (Akk.) bahnen
  • 3 (tax) push sb [hard] jmdn. [stark] fordern be pushed for sth [infml], (find it difficult to provide sth) mit etw. knapp sein be pushed for money or cash knapp bei Kasse sein [ugs.]
  • 4 (sell illegally, esp. drugs) pushen [Drogenjargon]


  • 2 (make demands) push for sth etw. fordern
  • 3 (make one's way) he pushed between us er drängte sich zwischen uns push through the crowd sich durch die Menge drängeln


  • 1 Stoß, der give sth a push etw. schieben
  • 2 (effort) Anstrengungen (Pl.); [Mil.] (attack) Vorstoß, der
  • 3 (crisis) when it comes to the push, (AmE) [infml]when push comes to shove wenn es ernst wird
  • 4 (BrE) [infml] (dismissal) get the push rausfliegen [ugs.]

Phrasal verbs

push aˈhead

v.i. push ahead with sth etw. vorantreiben

push ˈin

v.i. sich hineindrängen

push ˈoff

v.i. [Boating] abstoßen 1.1 [infml], (leave) abhauen [salopp]

push ˈon

v.i. (with plans etc.) weitermachen
v.t. draufdrücken [Deckel usw.]

push ˈup

v.t. hochschieben; [fig.], hochtreiben

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