verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to make the date or time of (an event) later than originally planned.
- to oppose or resist a plan, action, statement, etc.: The board members are starting to push back against criticism from the public.
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Idioms for push
Origin of push
OTHER WORDS FROM pushoutpush, verb (used with object)un·pushed, adjective
Words nearby push
Example sentences from the Web for push
Many of them plan to help finance the latest push for new, K-12 curriculum.Online learning provider Everfi makes $100 million commitment for curriculum that pushes for social change|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The United States already has more carbon-capture facilities than any other country in the world and could seize global market leadership with a concerted innovation push from the government.To confront the climate crisis, the US should launch a National Energy Innovation Mission|Amy Nordrum|September 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Though the 2019 study observed that the watch tended to undercount wheelchair pushes, I found that the watch tended to overestimate my number of pushes slightly.
Even so, buyers say the push to constantly replan as well as to generate “good results” for clients even with economic uncertainty has been draining.‘Seemingly nonstop’: Constant requests to replan and retool campaigns is getting to media buyers|Kristina Monllos|September 2, 2020|Digiday
The smaller HomePod will help Apple renew its push into the smart home at a lower price, albeit with fewer speakers inside the device than the current $299 model.Apple is prepping 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year|radmarya|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Instead, straighten your civic backbone and push back in clear conscience.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Afghanistan, there was a push to take back the southern province Helmand.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Doubling down on Schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.
After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Slowly, two were opened up, and in 2010 the regional government opened all four Brogpa villages in a push for tourism.
The sense of bearing on to the voice, or endeavoring to push the tone by any pressure whatever, should be absolutely avoided.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Thereupon the governor attacked him alone, and giving a violent push on the door, opened it.
One Turkish Company, about a hundred strong, was making an ugly push within rifle shot of our ship.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A resolute push for quite a short period now might reconstruct the entire basis of our collective human life.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
His only chance of ultimate recovery was to push boldly forward, and to betray no fear of failure.
British Dictionary definitions for push
- (tr) to take undue risks, esp through overconfidence, thus risking failureto push one's luck
- (intr) to act overconfidently