push-in

[ poo sh-in ]
/ ˈpʊʃˌɪn /

adjective

(of a crime) accomplished by waiting until a victim has unlocked or opened the door before making a forced entry.

Nearby words

  1. push through,
  2. push up daisies,
  3. push-bike,
  4. push-button,
  5. push-down,
  6. push-off,
  7. push-pull,
  8. push-start,
  9. push-up,
  10. pushback

Origin of push-in

First recorded in 1975–80; adj. use of verb phrase push in

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British Dictionary definitions for push in

push in

verb

(intr, adverb) to force one's way into a group of people, queue, etc
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