push noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “push” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
Translations of “push”
in Arabic دَفْعة…
in Korean 밀기, 누르기…
in Malaysian tenaga dan azam…
in French dynamisme…
in Turkish itiş kakış, itme, itekleme…
in Italian spinta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推, 推,推動…
in Russian толчок, побуждение…
in Polish pchnięcie, popchnięcie, impuls…
in Vietnamese sự quyết tâm…
in Spanish empuje, dinamismo, ímpetu…
in Portuguese empurrão…
in Thai ความพยายาม…
in German der Schwung…
in Catalan empenta…
in Japanese 押すこと, 押し…
in Indonesian semangat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推, 推,推动…
(Definition of push noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

nutty

containing, tasting of, or similar to nuts

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More