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English definition of “push”

push

noun [C] (FORCEFUL MOVEMENT)   /pʊʃ/
a force put or pressed against something that causes it to move forward or away from you: She gave her daughter a push on the swing.
(Definition of push noun (FORCEFUL MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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