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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

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

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

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

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
John C. Crosby
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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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