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What is another word for pushes?

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To exert force or pressure on
“We had to push the heavy door with all of our might to open it.”
To demand earnestly or pressingly
“My parents would push me to learn a musical instrument when I was younger.”
To compel or demand using force or bullying tactics
“Do you promise that you're not trying to take advantage of me somehow, and that you'll stop trying to push me into doing things?”
To promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“Companies are preoccupied with trying to push their products onto consumers.”
To move or proceed onward
“The troops will continue to push southwards in the coming weeks.”
(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
“I was unsure as to which button I needed to push on the dishwasher to start it.”
To move past someone or something with force
“I had to push through the throng of tourists to catch a glimpse of the famous artwork.”
To squeeze or pack tightly into a small or restricted space
“She takes a suitcase down from the cupboard and starts to push our clothes into it.”
Plural for an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She could not help but give the slow-walking person in front of her a gentle push in the back to hurry him along.”
Plural for a special effort exerted towards a particular goal
“The push towards renewable energy is part of a strategy to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels.”
Plural for a determination or motivation (to do something)
“The movement is leading the way in the push to reshape the discourse around climate change.”
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