- enPR: po͝osh, IPA: /pʊʃ/, X-SAMPA: /pUS/
- Rhymes: -ʊʃ
- ( transitive ) To apply a force to ( an object ) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force .
- ( transitive ) To continually attempt to persuade ( a person ) into a particular course of action .
- ( transitive ) To continually attempt to promote ( a point of view ) .
- ( transitive ) To promote a product with the intention of selling it .
- ( informal, transitive ) To approach; to come close to .
- ( intransitive ) To apply a force to an object such that it moves away from the person applying the force .
- ( intransitive ) To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents .
- ( intransitive ) To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action .
- To make a higher bid at an auction .
- ( poker ) To make an all-in bet .
- ( chess, transitive ) To move ( a pawn ) directly forward .
- ( transitive: apply a force to ( an object ) so it moves away ): to press, to shove
- ( continue to attempt to persuade ): to press, to urge
- ( continue to attempt to promote ( a point of view ) ): to press
- ( promote a product with the intention of selling it ): to advertise, to promote
- ( come close to ): to approach, to near
- ( intransitive: apply force to an object so that it moves away ): to press, to shove
- ( tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents ): to bear down
- A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing .
- An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents .
- A great effort ( to do something ) .
- ( military ) A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation ( especially a company front ) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music .
- A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score
- ( computing ) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack .
- ( Internet, uncountable ) The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request, as in server push, push technology .
- ( dated ) A crowd or throng or people
Middle English pushen, poshen, posson, from Middle French pousser ( Modern French pousser ) from Old French poulser, from Latin pulsare, frequentative of pellere ( past participle pulsus ) "to beat, strike". Displaced native Middle English thrucchen ( “to push” ) ( from Old English þryccan ( “to push” ) ), Middle English scauten ( “to push, thrust” ) ( from Old Norse skota ), Middle English schoven ( “to push, shove” ) ( from Old English scofian ), Middle English schuven ( “to shove, push” ) ( from Old English scūfan, scēofan ( “to shove, push, thrust” ) ), Middle English thuden, thudden ( “to push, press, thrust” ) ( from Old English þȳdan, þyddan ( “to thrust, press, push” ) ) .
Explanation of push by Wordnet Dictionary
move with force,
- Push n. [Probably F. poche. See Pouch.] A pustule; a pimple. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bacon.
- Push, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pushed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pushing.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare, v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See Pulse a beating, and cf. Pursy.]
1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat. Milton.
2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned. Ex. xxi. 32.
3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. “ To push his fortune.” Dryden.
Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor. Spectator.
We are pushed for an answer. Swift.
4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.
- Push, v. i.
1. To make a thrust; to shove; as, “to push with the horns or with a sword”. Shak.
2. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, “a man must push in order to succeed”.
At the time of the end shall the kind of the south push at him and the king of the north shall come against him. Dan. xi. 40.
War seemed asleep for nine long years; at length
Both sides resolved to push, we tried our strength. Dryden.
3. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
To push on, to drive or urge forward; to hasten.
The rider pushed on at a rapid pace. Sir W. Scott.
- Push, n.
1. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
2. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, “to give the ball the first push”.
3. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
Exact reformation is not perfected at the first push. Milton.
When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk. L' Estrange.
4. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, “he has push, or he has no push”.
Syn. -- See Thrust.
- Push, n. A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang. [Slang]
Definition of push by GCIDE Dictionary