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push

Synonyms of push in English:

verb

  • 1 she tried to push him away
    shove, thrust, propel;
    send, drive, force, prod, poke, nudge, elbow, shoulder;
    sweep, bundle, hustle, manhandle
    [Antonyms] pull
  • 2 she pushed her way into the apartment
    work, inch
  • 3 he pushed the panic button
    press, depress, bear down on, hold down, squeeze;
    operate, activate
  • 4 don't push her to join in
    urge, press, pressure, force, impel, coerce, nag;
    prevail on
    informal lean on, twist someone's arm, bulldoze
  • 5 they push their own products
    advertise, publicize, promote, bang the drum for;
    informal plug, hype (up), puff (up), flog, ballyhoo
  • noun

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  • 1 I felt a push in the back
    shove, thrust, nudge, ram, bump, jolt, butt, prod, poke
  • 2 the enemy's eastward push
    advance, drive, thrust, charge, attack, assault, onslaught, onrush, offensive, sortie, sally, incursion
  • Phrases

    push around
    1
    she wasn't used to being pushed around
    bully, domineer, ride roughshod over, trample on, bulldoze, browbeat, tyrannize, intimidate, threaten, victimize, pick on
    informal lean on, boss around
    push for
    2
    the workers are pushing for flexible hours
    demand, call for, request, press for, campaign for, lobby for, speak up for;
    urge, promote, advocate, champion, espouse
    push off
    3
    informal you're not welcome here, so push off
    go away, depart, leave, get out;
    go, get moving, be off (with you), shoo
    literary begone
    push on
    4
    I decided to push on toward the coast
    press on, continue one's journey, carry on, advance, proceed, go on, progress, make headway, forge ahead
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