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push

verb [T] (PERSUADE WITH FORCE)    /pʊʃ/
B2 to forcefully persuade or direct someone to do or achieve something: Her parents pushed her into marrying him. The school manages to push most of its students through their exams. If we want an answer from them by Friday, I think we're going to have to push them for it. [+ to infinitive] We had to push them to accept our terms, but they finally agreed to the deal. You'll never be successful if you don't push yourself (= work) harder.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of push verb (PERSUADE WITH FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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