verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- pusey, edward bouverie,
- pusey, nathan marsh,
- push about,
- push along,
- push around,
- push broom,
- push button
Origin of push
Examples from the Web for pushed
Guy Molinari, a former Staten Island borough president, pushed back against that view.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have pushed into just about every other corner of the Caribbean and Central America where airports exist.
Add in additional demand, as with a surgical procedure, and the body is pushed to its very limits.
The tough African-French girls living in the projects in Girlhood have been abused and pushed out of the system.
I just took my hands and pushed him away and said, ‘What are you doing?’Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The marines and bluejackets now pushed bravely on, but encountered a terrific fire from the troops within the forts.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
At last one morning they pushed out from the side of the Bridgwater Merchant, more limp than ever.The Trail of the Sword, Complete|Gilbert Parker
With my stick through the hole, I had up the latch, and pushed the door open.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
I avoided his shaft, and as his horse bolted past on my left, I pushed him with my shield, and knocked him from the saddle.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
The men jumped in themselves; one tall fellow remained till he had pushed off the boat, and then tumbled in upon his companions.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
- (tr) to take undue risks, esp through overconfidence, thus risking failureto push one's luck
- (intr) to act overconfidently
Word Origin for push
early 14c., from Old French poulser (Modern French pousser), from Latin pulsare "to beat, strike, push," frequentative of pellere (past participle pulsus) "to push, drive, beat" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "promote" is from 1714; meaning "approach a certain age" is from 1937. For palatization of -s-, OED compares brush (n.1); quash. Related: Pushed; pushing.
"Pushing up the daisies now," said a soldier of his dead comrade. ["The American Florist," vol. XLVIII, No. 1504, March 31, 1917]
To push (someone) around is from 1923. To push (one's) luck is from 1754. To push the envelope in figurative sense is late 1980s. To push up daisies "be dead and buried" is from World War I.
1560s, from push (v.). Phrase push comes to shove is from 1936.