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English definition of “push”

push

noun [C] (PRESSURE)    /pʊʃ/
B1 the act of moving someone or something by pressing them with your hands or body: Get on the swing and I'll give you a push. I gave the door a hard push, but it still wouldn't open. I can order all these goods at the push of a button (= by pushing a button).Pushing and shoving
(Definition of push noun (PRESSURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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