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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Push \Push\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pushed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pushing}.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare, v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See {Pulse} a beating, and cf. {Pursy}.]

1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to {draw}.

Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat. --Milton.

2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.

If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned. --Ex. xxi. 32.

3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. " To push his fortune." --Dryden.

Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor. --Spectator.

We are pushed for an answer. --Swift.

4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.

5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.

{To push down}, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pushing \Push"ing\, adjective Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving; energetic; also, forward; officious, intrusive. -- {Push"ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pushing

noun

1: the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise" [syn: {push}, {pushing}]


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