Translation of push in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1(gentle)empujoncito (masculine)(violent)she gave me a hell of a pushshe gave the door a push and it openedme dio tremendo empujónmy car won't start; could you give me a push?empujó la puerta y se abrióat the push of a buttonel coche no me arranca ¿me empujas?to get the push (British English) [colloquial]he got the pushcon solo apretar un botón(from job)lo pusieron de patitas en la calle [colloquial](in relationship)to give somebody the push (British English) [colloquial]ella lo dejó(from job)poner a alguien de patitas en la calle [colloquial](in relationship)dejar a alguienExample sentences1.2 (pressure) [colloquial]she needs a bit of a push now and again
at a pushat a push, I could finish it by Fridayde vez en cuando hay que apretarle las clavijas [colloquial]if push comes to shove o (British English) if it comes to the pushsi me apuras or si fuera necesario, podría terminarlo para el viernesif push comes to shove o (British English) if it comes to the push, we can always sell the houseen último casowhen it came to the push, she gave in (British English)en último caso siempre podemos vender la casa
- The Chinese are reportedly already a slight majority but new plans indicate a big push to move more settlers in.
- The move follows a government push to recruit 3,000 matrons across the country as part of a major plan for the National Health Service.
- The move is the latest push by baseball to increase its marketing to younger fans - and make money along the way.
- 2 countable 2.1 (effort) 2.2 (offensive) (Military)Example sentences2.3 (for sales)
- The push to downsize the military and privatize functions means government contracts are a growth industry.
- We hit the targets at night in a final push against the terrorist's stronghold near the airport.
- Despite the military push, a rocket which was fired from Gaza landed in an open area of Israel's Negev Desert overnight, causing no damage or injuries.
- In an effort to maintain the push, Operation Impact has forged a partnership with Crimestoppers.
- Nevertheless, the triumph gave York their first double of the league campaign and it could yet prove crucial in both side's promotion pushes.
- The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is revitalising its network of information points and is urging local shops, pubs and cafes to join in the promotion push.
- 1 1.1(person/car/table)he pushed him into the roomhe pushed him into the swimming poolle dio un empujón para que entrara en la habitaciónshe pushed him down the stairslo tiró a la piscina de un empujónhe pushed us aside o out of the waylo empujó escaleras abajodid she resign or was she pushed?nos apartó de un empujónshe pushed her finger between the bars¿renunció o la renunciaron? [humorous]I pushed the door to o shutmetió el dedo por entre las rejasto push one's waycerré la puerta empujándola1.2 (press)abrirse paso a empujones(lever)darle aExample sentences1.3 (force) See examples: to push prices up/down
I tried to push the thought to the back of my mindhacer que suban/bajen los preciostraté de no pensar en elloExample sentences
- The size of a watch, the DRS device is activated by pushing the Panic Button or when the device senses you haven't moved around in a while.
- Then I discovered I could keep my left leg elevated, whilst pushing the sewing machine pedal with my right foot.
- Staff activate the alarms by pushing an easily accessible button.
- A few months ago, I was walking down the main street in my home town when two women in front, pushing their children in strollers, stopped dead on the pavement and started talking.
- After a couple, you'll be ready to emulate Byron, who liked to swim across the Grand Canal pushing a candle in front of him.
- She glared and started pushing her cart in front of mine.
- 2 (put pressure on) See examples: you're pushing him/yourself too hardto push somebody to +le/te exiges demasiado
infinitive/ intosomethingthey're pushing me to pay upshe was pushed into joiningme están presionando or [colloquial] apretando para que paguewhy don't you leave? — don't push me!la presionaron para que se hiciera sociayou can only push people so far¿por qué no te vas? — ¡mira, no me tientes!to be pushed for time/money [colloquial]todos tenemos un límiteyou'd be pushed to find a better oneandar escaso or [colloquial] corto de tiempo/de dinerothat's pushing it (a bit) [colloquial]you can do it in half an hour, but that's pushing itdifícilmente encontrarás uno mejorit might be pushing it a bit to describe it as …se puede hacer en media hora, pero eso está apurándolo un pocopuede que sea algo exagerado describirlo como …puede que sea pasarse un poco describirlo como … [colloquial]
- 3 3.1 (promote) she used the appearance to push her novelher aunt was really pushing the ideaaprovechó la ocasión para promocionar su novela3.2 (sell) [colloquial]su tía insistía en la ideaExample sentences
- Public sympathy pushed the Sorbonne to promote her to her dead husband's professorship.
- Global sales have pushed Hyundai to seventh place, ahead of both Honda and Nissan.
- He's pushed the Yell sale - which has been in limbo for years.
- 4 (approach) [colloquial] (only in -ing form) to be pushing fortyrondar los cuarentaExample sentences
- I'm pushing forty, though forty seems to be doing most of the pushing.
- I was surprised to find out, however, that the boys are actually a bit older than myself (I'm pushing fifty).
- Police today declared war on drug dealers from London pushing cocaine, heroin and crack to children as young as 13.
- But Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe said legalising cannabis would lead drug barons to push even more hard drugs.
- They lie, rob, cheat, push hard drugs, intimidate innocent people and run protection rackets.
- 1 1.1 (give a push) 1.2 (move through crowd) don't push at the back there!¡los de atrás que no empujen!Example sentences1.3 (in childbirth)
- With more and more force, he pushed aside anyone that stood in his way, with his hands and soon with his blade.
- The security forces were aggressive, pushing forward until an elderly demonstrator suffered a heart attack.
- Mark jumped aside as Grace pushed past him and made a watch out kind of whistle.
- 2 (apply pressure) to push
forsomethingwe're pushing hard for an early decisionestamos presionando al máximo para que se decida prontoExample sentences
- Ryo stood to walk out of the house, but Kunshi moved toward him and pushed him back into a seat.
- He felt sunshine on his face, but it was quickly torn away from him as a sack was ruthlessly shoved onto his head and he was pushed away.
- Immediately she was pushed away and the ground would have cushion her fall except that would have hurt, but she was cushion by a warm body instead.
- → push around
- to push ahead (
- 1.1 (physically)
- 1.1 (shove)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1.1 (in boat) 1.2 (leave, go) [colloquial]
- 1.1 (continue journey)
- 1verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb (make move outwards)
- 1.1verb + adverb
- 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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