The Americans decided not to push explicitly for removal of the short-range missiles.
You had to push people into the gas chambers, and they had to push people into the ditches.
It undoes some of the progress made after 9/11 to push information out of agency silos and share it widely across the government.
Instead, help, cajole, and push friendly regimes to transition peacefully toward democracy.
He had to use his mallet to push himself back on board his polo pony, according to a report in today's Daily Express.
Let us push our inquiries as to the nature of this all-powerful agent.
So Prudy was very sly about it, and said not a word, but began to push in the needle with all her might.
"Mention one or two reasons, then, just to push me along," urged Jerry.
If I am without worth, men will push me off: why should I push other men off?
Somebody give him a push, please, and get him to roll his hoop.
early 14c., from Old French poulser (Modern French pousser), from Latin pulsare "to beat, strike, push," frequentative of pellere (past participle pulsus) "to push, drive, beat" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "promote" is from 1714; meaning "approach a certain age" is from 1937. For palatization of -s-, OED compares brush (n.1); quash. Related: Pushed; pushing.
"Pushing up the daisies now," said a soldier of his dead comrade. ["The American Florist," vol. XLVIII, No. 1504, March 31, 1917]To push (someone) around is from 1923. To push (one's) luck is from 1754. To push the envelope in figurative sense is late 1980s. To push up daisies "be dead and buried" is from World War I.
1560s, from push (v.). Phrase push comes to shove is from 1936.