Translation of "push" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /pʊʃ/ us /pʊʃ/

A2 to move someone or something by pressing them with your hands or body

He pushed / me out of the door.
Someone pushed / him into the river.

B1 to press something

If you push this button, your seat will go back.

B1 to move somewhere by moving someone or something away from you

abrirse camino
She pushed through the crowd.
push someone to do something

to try hard to make someone do something

apremiar a alguien para que haga algo, incitar a alguien a hacer algo
My parents have always pushed me to do well in school.
push yourself

to work very hard in order to achieve something

She really pushed herself to pass her exams.
push your luck

to try too hard to get a particular result and risk losing what you have achieved

tentar a la suerte
She’s agreed to help on Saturday, but I think I’d be pushing my luck if I asked her to be here the whole weekend.
noun uk /pʊʃ/ us /pʊʃ/

B1 an act of moving someone or something by pressing them with your hands or body

She gave / him a little push towards the door.

(Translation of “push” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /puʃ/

to press against something, in order to (try to) move it further away

He pushed the door open
She pushed him away
He pushed against the door with his shoulder
The queue can’t move any faster, so stop pushing!
I had a good view of the race till someone pushed in front of me.

to try to make (someone) do something; to urge on, especially foolishly

empujar (a), presionar
She pushed him into applying for the job.

to sell (drugs) illegally.

pasar, traficar
push-bike noun

(British, informal) a bicycle that does not have a motor.

pushchair noun

(British ) a small wheeled chair for a child, pushed by its mother etc ; stroller(American)

cochecito de niño
pushover noun

a person or team etc who can be easily persuaded or influenced or defeated

presa fácil, incauto; (estar) tirado, chupado, ser pan comido
He will not give in to pressure – he is not a pushover
We won the game so easily – it was a real pushover.
be pushed for

to be short of; not to have enough of

ir un poco justo de, andar un poco escaso de
I’m a bit pushed for time.
push around phrasal verb

to treat roughly

tratar mal/brutalmente
He pushes his younger brother around.
push off phrasal verb

to go away

largarse, pirarse
I wish you’d push off!
push on phrasal verb

to go on; to continue

Push on with your work.
push over phrasal verb

to cause to fall; to knock down

hacer caer, derribar
He pushed me over.

(Translation of “push” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)