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push

verb [I or T] (USE PRESSURE)    /pʊʃ/
A2 to use physical pressure or force, especially with your hands, in order to move something into a different position, usually one that is further away from you: Can you help me move this table? You push and I'll pull. The window sticks - you have to push hard to open it. He helped me push my car off the road. He pushed his plate away from him, refusing to eat any more. She pushed her hair out of her eyes. I tried to push the door open but it was stuck. It isn't clear whether he fell off the balcony, or was pushed. To turn the television on, you just push (= press) this button. He pushed the money into my hand (= forcefully gave me the money), saying, "Please take it." We pushed the boat off from (= moved the boat forward by using pressure against) the river bank.Pushing and shoving
(Definition of push verb (USE PRESSURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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