- The definition of a push is the act of putting pressure on someone or something to get action.
- An example of a push is a potential employer offering a car allowance to sweeten a job offer.
- An example of a push is using a shove on the back of a sled to get it started downhill.
- Push is defined as to press, force or urge a person or thing to move or go away.
- An example of push is pressing the button for an elevator.
- An example of push is putting your weight against a couch to move it across the room.
push definition by Webster's New World
- to exert pressure or force against, esp. so as to move
- to move in this way
- to thrust, shove, or drive (up, down, in, out, etc.)
- to urge on; impel; press
- to follow up vigorously; promote (a campaign, claim, etc.)
- to extend or expand (business activities, etc.)
- to bring into a critical state; esp., to make critically in need: to be pushed for time
- to urge or promote the use, sale, success, etc. of
- ☆ Informal to be near or close to: pushing seventy years of age
- ☆ Baseball, Golf to hit (the ball) and make it go to the right or, if one is left-handed, to the left
Origin: Middle English posshen ; from Middle French pousser ; from Old French poulser ; from Classical Latin pulsare, to beat ; from pulsus: see pulse
- to press against a thing so as to move it
- to put forth great effort, as in seeking advancement
- to move forward against opposition
- to move by being pushed
- the act of pushing
- a thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
- a vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
- an advance against opposition
- pressure of affairs or of circumstances
- an emergency
- Informal aggressiveness; enterprise; drive
push definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pushed, push·ing, push·es verb, transitive
- To apply pressure against for the purpose of moving: push a shopping cart through the aisles of a market.
- To move (an object) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove.
- To force (one's way): We pushed our way through the crowd.
- To urge forward or urge insistently; pressure: push a child to study harder.
- To bear hard upon; press.
- To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
- To extend or enlarge: push society past the frontier.
- Informal To approach in age: is pushing 40 and still hasn't settled down.
- Slang a. To promote or sell (a product): The author pushed her latest book by making appearances in bookstores.b. To sell (a narcotic) illegally: push drugs.
- Sports To hit (a ball) in the direction toward the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
- To exert outward pressure or force against something.
- To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward.
- To expend great or vigorous effort.
- The act of pushing; thrust: gave the door a swift push.
- A vigorous or insistent effort toward an end; a drive: a push to democracy.
- A provocation to action; a stimulus.
- Informal Persevering energy; enterprise.
Origin: Middle English pusshen, from Old French poulser, pousser, from Latin pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to strike, push; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
push - Computer Definition
In the World Wide Web, a technology that initiates content transmissions to users who have registered or subscribed to a service, relieving them of the requirement to initiate access to a Web site to retrieve that content, or "pull" it down. See also pull and World Wide Web.
push - Phrases/Idioms
push comes to shoveâ
push up daisies