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Adjective
Aggressively ambitious or determined
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“This Edgware Road Knight of the Yard-stick was a pushing young man, anxious for business.”
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Pushy or aggressively assertive or brash
“They were said to be arrogant, pushing and cocky, talking loudly while gesticulating.”
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Interfering or meddling in the affairs of others
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“That turbulent, pushing busybody Winston is going to split our Party.”
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(of a person or performance) Energetic in nature
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Beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
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Being in effective or current operation, action, or force
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Holding independent and arbitrary powers of government
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Adjective
Having or displaying a strong desire to be more successful than others
Adverb
Very close to, but not quite
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“It's my birthday and I'm already pushing fifty.”
Verb
To be forcing one's way through
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“We had to push the heavy door with all of our might to open it.”
Verb
Present participle for to demand earnestly or pressingly
“My parents would push me to learn a musical instrument when I was younger.”
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Present participle for to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“Companies are preoccupied with trying to push their products onto consumers.”
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Present participle for to move or proceed onward
“The troops will continue to push southwards in the coming weeks.”
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Present participle for 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.”
Noun
The action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something
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Noun
The act of furthering or helping forward
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The publicizing of a product, organization, or venture so as to increase sales or public awareness
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