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pushing

[ poosh-ing ]
/ ˈpʊʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
that pushes.
enterprising; energetic.
tactlessly or officiously aggressive; forward; intrusive.
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Origin of pushing

First recorded in 1520–30; push + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM pushing

push·ing·ly, adverbpush·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pushing

pushing
/ (ˈpʊʃɪŋ) /

adjective
enterprising, resourceful, or aggressively ambitious
impertinently self-assertive
adverb
almost or nearly (a certain age, speed, etc)pushing fifty

Derived forms of pushing

pushingly, adverbpushingness, noun
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