1》 exert force on (someone or something) in order to move them away from oneself.
    ↘hold and exert force on (something) so as to cause it to move in front of one.
    ↘move one's body or a part of it forcefully into a specified position.
    ↘(push off) exert pressure with an oar so as to move a boat out from a bank.
2》 move forward by using force.
    ↘(push in) Brit. go in front of people who are already queuing.
    ↘(push ahead) proceed with or continue a course of action.
    ↘(push off) Brit. informal go away; depart.
3》 urge (someone) to greater effort.
    ↘(push for) demand persistently.
4》 informal promote the use, sale, or acceptance of.
    ↘sell (a narcotic drug) illegally.
5》 (be pushed) informal have very little of something, especially time.
6》 (be pushing) informal be nearly (a particular age).
1》 an act of pushing.
2》 a vigorous effort.
    ↘forcefulness and enterprise.
3》 (a push) informal something that is hard to achieve.
at a push Brit. informal only if necessary or with a certain degree of difficulty.
get (or give someone) the push (or shove) Brit. informal
1》 be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job.
2》 be rejected in (or end) a relationship.
push one's luck informal take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour.
when push comes to shove informal when one must commit oneself to an action or decision.
pusher noun
ME: from OFr. pousser, from L. pulsare (see pulse1).

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