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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Plural for a determination or effort (to do something)
“The movement is leading the way in the push to reshape the discourse around climate change.”
Verb
To exert force or pressure on
“We had to push the heavy door with all of our might to open it.”
Verb
To demand earnestly or pressingly
“My parents would push me to learn a musical instrument when I was younger.”
Verb
To promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“Companies are preoccupied with trying to push their products onto consumers.”
Verb
To move or proceed onward
“The troops will continue to push southwards in the coming weeks.”
Verb
(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.”
Verb
To move past someone or something with force
“I had to push past the throng of tourists to catch a glimpse of the famous artwork.”
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