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Idioms about push

    push one's luck. luck (def. 12).
    when / if push comes to shove, when or if matters are ultimately confronted or resolved; when or if a problem must be faced; in a crucial situation: If push comes to shove, the government will impose quotas on imports.

Origin of push

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English pushen, poshen, posson (verb) <Middle French pousser, Old French po(u)lser, from Latin pulsāre. See pulsate

OTHER WORDS FROM push

outpush, verb (used with object)un·pushed, adjective
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How to use push in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for push

push
/ (pʊʃ) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for push

C13: from Old French pousser, from Latin pulsāre, from pellere to drive
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