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pushover

[ poosh-oh-ver ]

noun

  1. Informal. anything done easily.
  2. Informal. an easily defeated person or team.
  3. Informal. a person who is easily persuaded, influenced, or seduced.
  4. Rocketry. a displacement in a horizontal direction of the trajectory of a missile or rocket.
  5. Aeronautics. push-down.


pushover

/ ˈpʊʃˌəʊvə /

noun

  1. something that is easily achieved or accomplished
  2. a person, team, etc, that is easily taken advantage of or defeated


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pushover1

1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase push over
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Example Sentences

He was such a pathetic pushover, he even gave up the hotel room he’s splitting with his girlfriend so she can have sex with someone she picked up at the reception, which is such a Ross move.

From Time

Accusations of a cupcake schedule make for sensitive discourse because a handful of teams each year actually do get lucky and face a slate of pushovers.

It should be noted that Jackson was not a complete pushover: he put many students on report, and placed some of them in arrest.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has jeered at Obama as "President Pushover."

And no wonder they despise Obama, who they view as a weakling, a loser, and a pushover.

Assad is no pushover and is not hesitant to use force to maintain his position in power—as his brutal assault on Homs shows.

How did the president, a noted card player, get pegged as a pushover?

Of course, him having been places and seen and done things, I was a pushover for him.

But Frank Brooks wasn't full of knockout drops this time, and with a clear head he was no pushover.

This takin' charge of babies ain't no sech pushover as it looks.

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