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Definition of Push


  1. A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang.
  2. A pustule; a pimple.
  3. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
  4. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
  5. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
  6. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
  7. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
  8. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
  9. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
  10. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
  11. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
  12. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
  13. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
  14. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.

Push Quotations

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.
Richard M. DeVos

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Michael Jordan

Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit, or else life will be boring. People will be boring. Horror is like a serpent: always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
Dario Argento

Cooking is in an honest profession where you cannot hide and let others do the work for you. You have to show up, work hard and prove you can do it faster and better. And find a mentor who will recognize your talent and push you in the right direction.
Marcus Samuelsson

Our fate is determined by how far we are prepared to push ourselves to stay alive - the decisions we make to survive. We must do whatever it takes to endure and make it through alive.
Bear Grylls
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Push Translations

push in Dutch is aanduwen
push in French is poussons, poussez, poussent, buter, acculer
push in Italian is urtare, pigiare, spingere, spingere, folata
push in Latin is pulsus
push in Portuguese is impulso
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