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push

verb
 
 
/pʊʃ/
[I or T] to press a switch or something similar: When I push the 'call' button, my phone makes a strange noise.
[T] to force someone to move away from a place: Small farmers are saying they have been pushed off their land by the supermarket.
[T] to try hard to make someone do what you want, especially when they do not really want to do it: She feels the sales rep pushed her into buying the vehicle.push sb for sth If we want an answer from them by Friday, I think we're going to have to push them for it.push sb to do sth We had to push them to accept our terms, but they finally agreed to the deal.
push yourself to use a lot of effort and determination to achieve something: You'll never be successful if you don't push yourself.
[T] informal MARKETING to try hard to make people buy something, especially by advertising it repeatedly: We need to really push this product in the spring, ready for the summer season.
be pushed for time to not have much time to do something: If you're pushed for time, we could meet tomorrow instead.
(Definition of push verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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