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English definition of “push”

push

verb [I/T] (USE FORCE AGAINST)   /pʊʃ/
to put a continuing force against something to cause it to move forward or away from you: [I] We should be able to move this table if we both push together. [T] She pushed her plate away. To push is also to cause something to move or change in a stated direction: [M] Rising demand tends to push prices up.
(Definition of push verb (USE FORCE AGAINST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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