People are pushing down the carriage toward the door behind me.
Liberals will search for signs that Hillary and her aides are pushing foreign policy to the right.
As much as she wants Four, she anxiously awaits the physical intimacy that this desire is pushing her towards.
Forceful personalities like Holbrooke were pushing the idea there must be something good we can do.
Lately, companies like GE have been pushing to repatriate their cash at more reasonable tax rates of 10 to 15 percent.
There was no pushing in the crowd, and we were as comfortable as possible.
It made him look so common, so pushing, so like an Ephesus drygoods clerk.
It was a collar and elbow hold; they tugged, strained, now pushing, now pulling.
"Nonsense," said the Inspector, and pushing her roughly aside he stepped into the room.
The cat replied by pushing its head gently against her arm, and presently began a low purring song.
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.
Used to denote that someone is nearly a particular (advanced) age: She is pushing 50 (1974+)