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English definition of “push”

push

noun
 
 
/pʊʃ/
a push for sth/to do sth a big effort to achieve something or make someone do something: a push for higher standards in educationTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
MOVEMENT [C] B1 the act of moving someone or something by pressing them with your hands or body: [usually singular] She gave him a little push towards the door.Pushing and shoving
give sb the push UK informal to get rid of someone from a job or relationshipFiring staff and being firedEnding relationships and divorce
ENCOURAGEMENT [C] encouragement to make someone do something: [usually singular] I'm sure he'll go, he just needs a little push that's all.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
at a push UK If you can do something at a push, you can do it but it will be difficult.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of push noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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