- an exercise in which a person, keeping a prone position with the hands palms down under the shoulders, the balls of the feet on the ground, and the back straight, pushes the body up and lets it down by an alternate straightening and bending of the arms.
- (of a brassiere) having padding and usually underwires in the lower part of the cups so as to raise the breasts and make them seem fuller.
- (of a sleeve) made to be pushed up the arm, away from the wrist or elbow, so as to create a puffed or creased fullness.
Origin of push-up
Examples from the Web for push-up
Contemporary Examples of push-up
I made a mental note to wear a push-up bra for the rest of my time in Turkey.The Model Diaries: In Turkey, It’s No Breasts, No Jobs
January 18, 2014
When she appeared on The Daily Show in January—she challenged Stewart to a push-up contest for charity, which she easily won.Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus’s Biographer, Is Allegedly His Mistress
November 10, 2012
Historical Examples of push-up
He risked a push-up that brought his head to the level of the upper rocks in time to see Scotty fire his first sling stone.The Scarlet Lake Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
- US and Canadian an exercise in which the body is alternately raised from and lowered to the floor by the arms only, the trunk being kept straight with the toes and hands resting on the floorAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): press-up