Related formspush·ing·ly, adverbpush·ing·ness, noun
Definition for pushing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of push
Related formsout·push, verb (used with object)un·pushed, adjective
Examples from the Web for pushing
Youssef said the jailings are not only driving the community underground but pushing many to move abroad.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And U.S. lawmakers are pushing to involve China in any retaliation against the Sony hack.
The FBI did not immediately seem interested in pushing the matter, publicly anyway.
Your political allies are pushing for exemptions for pharmacists, doctors, and entire medical systems.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While his reputation has been tarnished, Shadman is pushing back.
"Nothing," Stoddard said, pushing her gently but quickly aside as we dashed for the door.Rats in the Belfry|John York Cabot
I recommend the system to all callow Yankees, commencing a "pushing business."Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
Gimblet read the paragraph twice, and then pushing back his chair walked restlessly about the room.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
Miss Cameron drew her to the rock where she sat, and pushing the hair out of her eyes, revived her with a hearty 'Bravo!Jo's Boys|Louisa May Alcott
Then the infantry became engaged, Jackson throwing his brigades upon Prince, turning his flank, and pushing him back.Following the Flag|Charles Carleton Coffin
British Dictionary definitions for pushing (1 of 2)
Derived Formspushingly, adverbpushingness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for pushing (2 of 2)
- (tr) to take undue risks, esp through overconfidence, thus risking failureto push one's luck
- (intr) to act overconfidently