MOVE SOMETHING [I, T] › to move someone or something by pressing them with your hands or body: She pushed the books aside and sat down on my desk. We pushed the children down the slide. He pushed me violently out of the door. Someone pushed him into the river. MOVE YOURSELF [I, T] › to move somewhere by moving someone or something away from you: He pushed past me. He pushed his way to the front of the crowd. PRESS [T] › to press something: If you push this button, your seat goes back.
push (sb) for sth/to do sth › to try hard to achieve something or to make someone else do something: Local residents are pushing for the road to be made safer.
ENCOURAGE [T] › to try to make someone do something that they do not want to do: [+ into + doing sth] My mother pushed me into having ballet lessons. push yourself › to make yourself work very hard to achieve something → See also push the boat out