pushing

[ poosh-ing ]
/ ˈpʊʃ ɪŋ /

adjective

that pushes.
enterprising; energetic.
tactlessly or officiously aggressive; forward; intrusive.

Origin of pushing

First recorded in 1520–30; push + -ing2

Related forms

push·ing·ly, adverbpush·ing·ness, noun

Definition for pushing (2 of 2)

Origin of push

1250–1300; Middle English pushen, poshen, posson (v.) < Middle French pousser, Old French po(u)lser < Latin pulsāre. See pulsate

Related forms

out·push, verb (used with object)un·pushed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pushing (1 of 2)

pushing

/ (ˈpʊʃɪŋ) /

adjective

enterprising, resourceful, or aggressively ambitious
impertinently self-assertive

adverb

almost or nearly (a certain age, speed, etc)pushing fifty

Derived Forms

pushingly, adverbpushingness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for pushing (2 of 2)

push

/ (pʊʃ) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for push

C13: from Old French pousser, from Latin pulsāre, from pellere to drive
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