- Informal. anything done easily.
- Informal. an easily defeated person or team.
- Informal. a person who is easily persuaded, influenced, or seduced.
- Rocketry. a displacement in a horizontal direction of the trajectory of a missile or rocket.
- Aeronautics. push-down.
Origin of pushover
1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase push over
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Examples from the Web for pushover
And no wonder they despise Obama, who they view as a weakling, a loser, and a pushover.Quit Calling Everything Fascism!
January 23, 2013
Assad is no pushover and is not hesitant to use force to maintain his position in power—as his brutal assault on Homs shows.Kofi Annan’s U.N. Mission Is Last-Ditch Push for Diplomacy in Syria
March 3, 2012
How did the president, a noted card player, get pegged as a pushover?Obama's Poker Club Tells All
December 8, 2010
But it also shows the president to be a pushover, with no taste for high-stakes negotiation.Obama Gets Rolled
December 7, 2010
But Serbia, which excelled in qualifying, also proved that it wouldn't be a pushover when the time comes to play Germany.World Cup Primer
June 12, 2010
- something that is easily achieved or accomplished
- a person, team, etc, that is easily taken advantage of or defeated
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Word Origin and History for pushover
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