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English definition of “push (sb) toward(s) sth”

push (sb) toward(s) sth

phrasal verb with push     /pʊʃ/ verb
to try to do or achieve something, or to make someone more likely to do or achieve something: It is hoped that these measures will push the nation towards recovery. [+ -ing verb] New employment laws are expected to push more women towards working full-time.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
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