a push for sth/to do sth › a big effort to achieve something or make someone do something: a push for higher standards in education
MOVEMENT [C] › when you move someone or something by pressing them with your hands or body: [usually singular] She gave him a little push towards the door.
give sb the push UK informal › to get rid of someone from a job or relationship
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.
at a push UK › If you can do something at a push, you can do it but it will be difficult.