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push British & World English

Exert force on (someone or something) in order to move them away from oneself

push English Thesaurus

she tried to push him away

press the panic button British & World English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

push in British & World English

Go in front of people who are already queuing

push on British & World English

Continue on a journey

push-up British & World English

(Of a bra) designed to give uplift to the breasts

bell push British & World English

A button that operates an electric bell when pushed

cost-push British & World English

Relating to or denoting inflation caused by increased labour or raw material costs

push off British & World English

Use an oar, boathook, etc. to exert pressure so as to move a boat out from a bank

push fit British & World English

A fit between two parts in which one is connected to the other by manually pushing or sliding them together

push poll British & World English

An ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters by using loaded questions

push-pull British & World English

Operated by pushing and pulling

at a push British & World English

If absolutely necessary; only with a certain degree of difficulty

push ahead British & World English

Proceed with or continue a course of action

push broom British & World English

A broom consisting of a handle attached at an angle to a wide brush that is worked by pushing

push-button British & World English

A button that is pushed to operate an electrical device

push-start British & World English

Start (a motor vehicle) by pushing it in order to make the engine turn

get the push British & World English

Be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

push processing British & World English

The developing of film so as to compensate for deliberate underexposure, thereby increasing the effective film speed

push technology British & World English

A service in which the user downloads software from a provider which then continually supplies information from the Internet in categories selected by the user

push one's luck British & World English

Take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour

push the envelope British & World English

Approach or extend the limits of what is possible

push the boat out British & World English

Be lavish in one’s spending or celebrations

push someone's buttons British & World English

Arouse or provoke a reaction in someone

push someone around British & World English

Treat someone roughly or inconsiderately

push something through British & World English

Get a proposed measure completed or accepted quickly

push at an open door British & World English

Have no difficulty in accomplishing a task

when push comes to shove British & World English

When one must commit oneself to an action or decision

a push in push British & World English

Something that is hard to achieve

at a push in push British & World English

If absolutely necessary; only with a certain degree of difficulty

pushpin British & World English

A drawing pin with a spherical or cylindrical head of coloured plastic

pushrod British & World English

A rod operated by cams that opens and closes the valves in an internal-combustion engine

pushback British & World English

A negative or unfavourable reaction or response

pushcart British & World English

A small handcart or barrow

pushover British & World English

A person who is easy to overcome or influence

push for in push English Thesaurus

the trade unions will be likely to push for wage increases

push off in push English Thesaurus

push off, will you—I'm busy

push on in push English Thesaurus

I decided to push on towards the coast

at a push in push English Thesaurus

at a push, you could use a disk editor to recover files

get or give someone the push or shove in push British & World English

Be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

when push comes to shove in push British & World English

When one must commit oneself to an action or decision

push one's luck in push British & World English

Take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour

push the envelope or the edge of the envelope in envelope British & World English

Approach or extend the limits of what is possible

push the boat out in boat British & World English

Be lavish in one’s spending or celebrations

push or press someone's buttons in button British & World English

Arouse or provoke a reaction in someone


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