Definition of pushup in English:

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pushup

Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHˌəp/

noun

chiefly North American
An exercise in which a person lies facing the floor and, keeping their back straight, raises their body by pressing down on their hands.
Example sentences
  • We may do push-ups and sit-ups and weight training, but we don't do it all day long.
  • You can also try strengthening exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, calf raises, and lunges.
  • If you're that guy, try doing elevated push-ups on medicine balls.

adjective

(push-up)
Denoting a padded or underwired bra or similar garment that gives uplift to the breasts.
Example sentences
  • It is part of a move away from overtly sexual clothing such as push-up bras, crop tops and low-cut jeans.
  • Coca-Cola Ireland is currently running an outdoor billboard campaign, featuring a close-up picture of a woman's breasts in a push-up bra.
  • If that were the fact, I'd be wearing miniskirts and push-up bras and going to every premiere every night trying to get a job.

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Syllabification: push·up

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