There are 2 translations of push in Spanish:

push1

Pronunciation: /pʊʃ/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (gentle) empujoncito (m); (violent) empujón (m) she gave me a hell of a push me dio tremendo empujón she gave the door a push and it opened empujó la puerta y se abrió my car won't start; could you give me a push? el coche no me arranca ¿me empujas? at the push of a button con solo apretar un botón to get the push (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] he got the push (from job) lo pusieron de patitas en la calle [familiar/colloquial] (in relationship) ella lo dejó to give sb the push (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] (from job) poner* a algn de patitas en la calle [familiar/colloquial] (in relationship) dejar a algn 1.2 (pressure) [colloquial/familiar] she needs a bit of a push now and again de vez en cuando hay que apretarle las clavijas [familiar/colloquial] at a push at a push, I could finish it by Friday si me apuras or si fuera necesario, podría terminarlo para el viernes if push comes to shove o (BrE) if it comes to the push en último caso if push comes to shove o (BrE) if it comes to the push, we can always sell the house en último caso siempre podemos vender la casa when it came to the push, she gave in (BrE) a la hora de la verdad, cedió

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of push in Spanish:

push2

vt

  • 1 1.1 [person/car/table] empujar he pushed him into the room le dio un empujón para que entrara en la habitación he pushed him into the swimming pool lo tiró a la piscina de un empujón she pushed him down the stairs lo empujó escaleras abajo he pushed us aside o out of the way nos apartó de un empujón did she resign or was she pushed? ¿renunció o la renunciaron? [humorístico/humorous] she pushed her finger between the bars metió el dedo por entre las rejas I pushed the door to o shut cerré la puerta empujándola to push one's way abrirse* paso a empujones 1.2 (press) [button] apretar*, pulsar; [lever] darle* a, accionar [formal] 1.3 (force) to push prices up/down hacer* que suban/bajen los precios I tried to push the thought to the back of my mind traté de no pensar en ello
  • 2 (put pressure on) you're pushing him/yourself too hard le/te exiges demasiadoto push sb to + inf/into sth they're pushing me to pay up me están presionando or [familiar/colloquial] apretando para que pague she was pushed into joining la presionaron para que se hiciera socia why don't you leave? — don't push me! ¿por qué no te vas? — ¡mira, no me tientes! you can only push people so far todos tenemos un límite to be pushed for time/money [colloquial/familiar] andar* escaso or [familiar/colloquial] corto de tiempo/de dinero you'd be pushed to find a better one difícilmente encontrarás uno mejor that's pushing it (a bit) [colloquial/familiar] you can do it in half an hour, but that's pushing it se puede hacer en media hora, pero eso está apurándolo un poco it might be pushing it a bit to describe it as … puede que sea algo exagerado describirlo como …, puede que sea pasarse un poco describirlo como … [familiar/colloquial]
  • 4 (approach) [colloquial/familiar] (only in -ing form) to be pushing forty rondar los cuarenta

vi

  • 1 1.1 (give a push) empujar 1.2 (move through crowd) empujar don't push at the back there! ¡los de atrás que no empujen! 1.3 (in childbirth) pujar
  • 2 (apply pressure) presionar, insistirto push for sth we're pushing hard for an early decision estamos presionando al máximo para que se decida pronto

Phrasal verbs

push about

(BrE)

push ahead

v + adv
to push ahead (with sth) seguir* adelante (con algo)

push along

v + adv

push around

v + o + adv [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (physically) darle* empujones or empellones a 1.2 (bully) mandonear [familiar/colloquial] mangonear [familiar/colloquial]

push away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
apartar, hacer* a un lado

push back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (shove) [person] empujar 1.2 (force back) [crowd/army] hacer* retroceder 1.3 (extend) [limits] ampliar*, extender*

push forward

v + adv [person/crowd/troops] avanzar* 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (force forward) [person/object] empujar hacia adelante 2.2 (call attention to) you have to push yourself forward tienes que hacerte valer she's always pushing her daughter forward siempre te pone por delante a su hija, siempre te mete a su hija por las narices [familiar/colloquial]

push in

v + adv
colarse* [familiar/colloquial] she pushed in in front of me se me coló [familiar/colloquial]

push off

v + adv
1.1 (in boat) desatracar*, salir* 1.2 (leave, go) [colloquial/familiar] largarse* [familiar/colloquial]

push on

v + adv
1.1 (continue journey) seguir* viaje 1.2 (continue working) seguir* adelante

push out

v + adv + o, v + o + adv (make move outwards) [person/animal/thing] sacar* a empujones 1.1v + adv (in boat) desatracar* empujando 1.2v + o + adv (dismiss unfairly) [director/employee] echar, despedir*

push over

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[fence/tree] echar abajo or derribar empujando; [person] tirar al suelo

push past

1.1v + adv entrar/salir* abriéndose paso or camino 1.2v + prep + o she pushed past the journalists pasó haciendo a un lado a los periodistas

push through

1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [legislation] hacer* aprobar 1.2v + prep + o [crowd/bystanders] abrirse* paso or camino entre; she pushed through the waiting journalists pasó haciendo a un lado a los periodistas que la esperaban

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.