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push

verb (MOVE WITH FORCE)    /pʊʃ/
B1 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to move forcefully , especially in order to cause someone or something that is in your way to move , so that you can go through or past them: Stop pushing - wait your turn . She pushed through the crowd . I'm sorry - I didn't mean to push in front of you. The minister pushed past the waiting journalists , refusing to speak to them. In the final lap of the race , he managed to push (= move strongly ) ahead . Weeds push (= grow strongly ) up through the cracks in the concrete . They pushed (= forcefully made) their way to the front .Pushing and shoving [I usually + adv/prep] When an army pushes in a particular direction , it moves forward there: The invading troops have pushed further into the north of the country .Advancing and moving forwardAttacking and invading
(Definition of push verb (MOVE WITH FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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