Meaning of PUSH in English

PUSH

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fuel inflation/push up inflation (= make inflation worse )

The increase in food prices is fuelling inflation.

There are now fears that price rises will push up inflation.

increase/push up the cost

The new tax will increase the cost of owning a car.

pull/push yourself upright

He pulled himself upright on the sofa.

push back the frontiers (= discover new things )

push back your chair (= in order to get up )

He pushed back his chair and stood up.

push through reforms (= make them happen )

He has so far failed to push through much-needed economic reforms.

pushed...aside

He pushed his half-eaten salad aside and left.

pushing and shoving

Everyone was pushing and shoving to see the prince.

pushing...pram

a young woman pushing a pram

push/wheel a bicycle (= walk beside it pushing it )

She was wheeling her bicycle and talking to some friends.

put/push sth to the back of your mind

He tried to push these uncomfortable thoughts to the back of his mind.

throw/knock/push etc sb off-balance

The sudden movement of the ship knocked them both off balance.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

ahead

You need to push ahead with private plans. you're in a position to do so.

Leaders seize opportunities and push ahead .

But there are strong reasons to push ahead now to resolve all remaining final-status questions.

But for black dancers and choreographers, this was a time to push ahead .

To achieve this, Quinlan is pushing ahead with a salad of deals, alliances and joint ventures.

Carter, however, insisted on pushing ahead .

And with cold weather helping sentiment oil leaders pushed ahead .

Anyone who tried to push ahead was berated by others.

along

Dad was pushed along the passage, into the kitchen.

And it was pushed along by the success of non-traditional Democrat Gary Hart in 1984.

A shopping trolley pushed along and then released will roll across the floor, gradually slowing down until it comes to rest.

Nevertheless, telecommuting is destined to increase, he said, pushed along by snowstorms, traffic jams and technological progress.

Michael had a sense that he pushed along behind a much cleverer creature and could not keep up.

around

She was no longer a nervous little nineteen-year-old that he could push around as he pleased.

You get tired of being pushed around .

I didn't want to be pushed around or to be made dependent on others.

They won't be pushed around .

In the Mirabeau Precinct she'd only get pushed around and ignored.

This cart was pushed around by Nora Fauchon, well remembered by many.

I suppose if the truth was known, I was narked at being pushed around .

It's time we Berliners stopped allowing ourselves to be pushed around .

aside

He then pushed aside all notes and summed up the case from beginning to end.

He pushed aside the civilian Junta using it only to give decent sanction to new promotions.

Maremont pushed aside his business and civic work and spent most of the early summer barnstorming through Illinois.

He pushed aside , untasted, the food Pesaro's servant had given him.

But with the piles of snow that are pushed aside , the streets are only 60 % passable.

And now the cabinet was pushed aside .

away

Bend the arms at the elbows. Push away the arms, forcing the hands out.

I try to fold her into the comfort of my body, but she pushes away from me, startled into wakefulness.

John Hendrie burst through in the closing minutes, but his strong shot was pushed away for a corner by Bob Bolder.

Magnets can push away from each other.

These would be pushed away by the radiation from the Sun, taking with them any payload attached to them.

Cajole, shame, bully, push away ?

Head down, shoulders stooped, he counted his steps and tried to push away the evil.

back

It has, by pushing back the boundaries of human knowledge, given us much that has enriched our lives.

I think Dole really is for pushing back the barriers for all.

The topsoil could then be pushed back across the site and to all appearances undisturbed agricultural land was left.

Some know when to take off their napkins and push back from the table.

They reeled under the blows, but the heavy steel saved them and they recovered to push back unarmoured householders.

The trial was scheduled for last November, then pushed back a month.

A brilliant word-processor proving shareware can push back the boundaries of software value for money.

He pushed back his plate now.

down

So, with this result, I decided to try the opposite by pushing down on the boom through the turn.

The air in the room, which had higher pressure, pushed down on the water in the glass.

When genuine feelings are denied and pushed down , depression may follow.

The driver pushes down on the brakes and initially nothing happens.

He pushed down some one with blond hair.

The rafts and the wharves were lined with standing bodies, and people were pushing down through the woods on either side.

He's a floating penguin that literally toots with joy when he is pushed down under the water.

Not waiting for the completion of this effort, a strong Union army had pushed down through western Tennessee.

forward

Claire pushed forward . family made of themselves in public.

More important, its results gave the Minnesota change leaders the confidence to push forward .

These programmes need to question and push forward the agenda of the news programmes.

But we kept pushing forward and we fought fair and we tried not to be petty.

He saw scientists and thinkers as exploring the unknown, pushing forward their place in the universe.

These people endure decades of horror, and they set their shoulders and push forward .

In figure A the pelvis is pushed forward so that the man is leaning backwards.

Undaunted he would retreat, threading the twine between his fingers and thumb, before blindly pushing forward in a new direction.

hard

They responded by pushing hard into corporate finance, seeking to use shareholdings as a door-opener.

However, Thompson questioned whether the administration will push hard if resistance stiffens.

Brian was pushed hard against the side of a car parked in the far corner of the bar's car park.

I fell back, like a person pushed hard .

Missing are neighborhood and business associations: two groups that pushed hard during the former administration for a crackdown on nuisance crimes.

Big agricultural businesses, primarily in California, pushed hard for the temporary workers.

Each pushed hard against the other.

off

They touch down, and he pushes off again, taking her arm so that she glides up with him in spite of herself.

Mellanby, pushed off balance by Stumpel, attempted to sweep the puck toward the net.

It looks to me more as if he wanted them to push off and abandon him.

He pushed off from one wall, ran two steps, did a belly-flop and sloshed across the floor.

We pushed off with a flourish, leaving the boy and Marina's driver at the edge.

As the bag inflates, the book will be pushed off and slide away. 4.

Just as he was about to push off again, I asked if he was finished.

on

He was taking himself to the limit and then pushing on from there.

He pushed on in swamp and wilderness through Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi territories.

There are times when I've pushed on when all the signals were saying turn back.

The story does not seem easy for this woman to tell, but she pushes on .

All the runners are adrift out here, sorting through their thoughts, weighing the reasons to push on .

We push on to another standard tourist site, the almost grotesquely ornate Opera.

Once he is distracted, I push on hard and he gives up the game.

The pencil they pushed on is called the arm.

open

He pushed open the driver's side door and clambered out, unsure whether to approach the Montego or wait.

She pushed open the front door, which he had left unlocked.

She pushed open the glass door, muttered good morning, and took her place in the queue.

But when I pushed open the gate into the yard on my return, I always saw Jean-Claude at the window.

She watched his hands as he pushed open the packet and pulled out a cigarette.

Lisa pushed open the driver's door and stepped out to face him.

She pushed open the sitting room door and walked in.

I glimpsed Mathilda's white face then ran into the gallery, pushing open the door to the solar.

out

Then a doctor appeared and more bustle followed, until a wheeled stretcher was pushed out and Robbie was wheeled away.

In the schools we are visiting the walls are pushed out to encompass the world around them in multiple ways.

Clouds of steam struck by sunlight pushed out of the power station in the Ironbridge gorge.

Varney said, pushing out a single airy belch of laughter.

We took it over for a Sunday night, hiring it, promoting the gig ourselves, pushing out a lot of handbills.

Primo notices his dark swollen belly, pushing out between the flaps of a green flak jacket.

Almost every work that is premiered seems to push out the boundaries of the form a little farther.

Sometimes she had to be pushed out the door.

through

Students should also be pushed through more quickly.

They pushed through the doors, they hung from the porcelain straps.

Cardiff pushed through into the offices.

Tax cuts pushed through by a Republican-controlled Board of Supervisors from 1993 through 1996 were folly, Huckelberry says.

Privatisation is to be pushed through without even the safeguard of a consultative body.

The city pushed through the state Legislature a temporary law which made annexing the area much easier.

Rohmer pushed through , followed by Duvall.

But unfortunately, the old questions insist on pushing through .

up

Both have pushed up against a lower limit which is, I believe, economic in character.

I pushed up his eyelid and exposed an inert brown pupil.

It is this extra spending which, given full employment and consequent constant number of transactions, pushes up the price level.

As capital moves to low-wage areas, the employment rate tends to rise, and wages are pushed up .

The increase in demand for borrowing will push up rates.

Banking shares are also a key sector of the market, and any rally among them would push up the Nikkei significantly.

Background: The New York area was hit hard by the recession, but pent-up demand is pushing up prices.

■ NOUN

boundary

It has, by pushing back the boundaries of human knowledge, given us much that has enriched our lives.

But that willingness to push beyond the usual boundaries of electronic is precisely why Prodigy seems so, well, prodigious.

A brilliant word-processor proving shareware can push back the boundaries of software value for money.

Bush's speech pushed the political boundaries of the missile defence issue much further than he has done before.

Female speaker I like them because they push back the boundaries .

There is no need to push boundaries here.

Almost every work that is premiered seems to push out the boundaries of the form a little farther.

Such men push the boundaries as far as they can to try to get their women to love them, dirt and all.

button

After reaching the desired revs by using the foot throttle, the driver then pushes the centre button .

The destabilizing effect will push buttons and force changes.

But like most of his colleagues in Hampden Babylon he had an uncanny knack of pushing the self-destruct button .

She pushed a button , cranking the bed to a more upright position.

Subtle it ain t, but for big-band fans, it pushes all the buttons .

Then when ready, they push a button to signal the start of their 40 shots that make up the first round.

When your words are likely to push his buttons , use anticipation.

chair

Honey shoots into shot, pushing Bella's chair .

At that I push the chair all the way under the table and we give each other these glowing smiles.

He pushed his chair back from the table as if trying to escape.

His father pushed back his chair and stood and leaned back against the sink, looking into the middle distance.

He pushed his chair back and wandered around the room.

Frank said, pushing his chair back fast.

He pushed back his chair , kissed his wife, and went back to his duties.

door

She pushed against the garage door and it slid upwards.

Then the Jesuit volunteers pushed open the shelter doors and the worshipers followed the cross into a misty rain.

Rachaela pushed open the door and went in.

She pushed open the door on silence.

They pushed through the doors , they hung from the porcelain straps.

She pushed open the glass door , muttered good morning, and took her place in the queue.

Sometimes she had to be pushed out the door .

envelope

It needs some one who understands its basic talent, some one who will help it to push the envelope of its artificial intelligence.

In one entrapment incident when he was in the Assembly, some one pushed an envelope under his door.

Both were known to push the envelope of life.

frontier

Back then entrepreneurs were pushing out the frontiers of trade.

As for the second one your use of rhyme pushes back the frontiers of english literature.

Their achievement was in pushing back the frontiers of distance running with world records.

hand

He pushes a hand through his hair, and pauses once more.

Jolted, I pushed his hand away.

He pushed both hands through his sleep-tousled hair.

He'd push his hand right up, and feel me.

Needless to say Kyle would push his hand away or quickly grab the train back and put it back where it belonged.

He held his breath and pushed his hand down the bed to touch his night-gown.

When she saw where I was sitting she pushed her hands in her coat pockets and ambled over on her shaky heels.

limit

Vintage Steve Douglas pushing the limits of the fake ollie at the Whiplash comp. 1985.

I feel that I have pushed the limits of his patience.

Acorn, Hawkbit and Speedwell, decent enough rank-and-filers as long as they were not pushed beyond their limits .

There are full-time writers who can't push things to their limits -- poets who stop when a thing is good enough.

All who went through that regime of training remember the extremes of fatigue and of being pushed to their limits .

The guards are pushed to the limit all the time.

Some one somewhere is going to push them to the limit .

If a mentor is pushing you beyond your limits , if you are feeling more and more exhausted, beware!

luck

If the story did turn out to be true, though, I think he might be pushing his luck .

Just make sure that you don't push your luck too far.

However we pushed our luck and took Molly in, with no protests whatsoever.

Mallachy, indeed, was inclined to push his luck with Rory.

Now above all times, she felt, was not the time to push her luck .

Twelve months later the Captain of Sea Rover pushed his luck once too often.

Sunday 6 November I knew I shouldn't have pushed my culinary luck .

plate

He pushed the empty plate away from him and leaned his arms on the table.

As he pushed away the empty plates she waited for him to make some comment about the meal.

Norm muttered, pushing his plate away.

I pushed my plate away and settled back with the wine.

I pushed back my plate angrily.

Detective Sergeant Joseph Bragg pushed away his plate , and wiped his ragged moustache.

He pushed back his plate now.

pram

She approached the slope pushing a doll's pram full of dolls and blankets.

An old woman in tattered clothes walked down the street pushing a dilapidated pram .

price

It is this extra spending which, given full employment and consequent constant number of transactions, pushes up the price level.

Big Oil will just push the price up another 4. 3 cents anyway.

Top target is likely to be cigarettes and extra tax could push the price up by between 12 and 15p a packet.

Background: The New York area was hit hard by the recession, but pent-up demand is pushing up prices .

But lower mortgage rates for everyone else just push up the price of homes.

Competitive bidding by buyers will push the price up toward the equilibrium level.

Labour politicians fear estate agents carrying out the valuations will push prices up to benefit themselves.

Trading was sluggish as aerospace, defense and oil stocks pushed prices yesterday.

rate

Increased deposits would push deposit rates down.

A complete breakdown of budget talks could push rates back up, at least temporarily, analysts concede.

By then, car crime had pushed insurance rates up beyond the ozone and way past the stratosphere.

Fourth, by pushing up interest rates , fiscal policy can push up the exchange rate of the currency.

The increase in demand for borrowing will push up rates .

Peso bears could therefore push against the exchange rate only by liquidating their long positions.

A huge demands for apartments pushed vacancy rates down to the 1 to 2 percent level.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at/with the push/touch of a button

be (hard) pushed to do sth

be driven/pushed from pillar to post

be hard put/pressed/pushed to do sth

Aunt Edie was in such a rage about it that she was hard put to contain herself.

Governments will then be hard put to get it on to their national statute books by mid-1993.

I can assure you that any busybody would be hard put to it to prove maltreatment!

Leinster will be hard pushed to keep the score within the respectable margins of defeat set by their predecessors.

Once an apology is given, the defendant will be hard put to contest liability later.

The slave's side ... and even Miss Phoebe would be hard put to understand.

With his height and features, he was hard put to pass as a native.

You will be hard pressed to choose a single main course because so many are mouth-watering.

be pushed for time/money etc

be pushing 40/60 etc

be pushing up (the) daisies

It's lucky I was sent here, to Hepzibah, or I'd be pushing up daisies .

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

press/push sb's buttons

press/push the panic button

And why have governments in the region not pressed the panic button?

Derby County chairman Brian Fearn has refused to push the panic button after Tranmere's 2-1 win.

push the envelope

Each time Walters asked his employees to push the envelope , he said, "If you can dream it, you can do it."

Both were known to push the envelope of life.

It needs some one who understands its basic talent, some one who will help it to push the envelope of its artificial intelligence.

push/grope/inch etc your way somewhere

push/tip sb over the brink

put/press/push the pedal to the metal

By the second half of the game, the Tigers had really started to put the pedal to the metal.

Later, Brooks' brother alleged that racism helped put the pedal to the metal.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Who was at the door?" "It was some guy pushing magazine subscriptions."

Pushing his plate to one side he called for the waiter.

Animal-rights groups are pushing to ban the capture of dolphins.

Anyone caught pushing heroin or cocaine is given a long prison sentence.

Are you sure you want to marry me? I don't want to push you into anything.

Can you tell the people at the back of the queue to stop pushing!

Coach Koepple pushes his players pretty hard.

Don't let them push you into a making a decision before you're ready.

He pushed his way through the crowd.

I got tired of Robin pushing her environmental agenda at the office.

It's still stuck - you'll have to push harder.

Mum, William pushed me!

My parents keep pushing me to get a good job.

Paul held the door open for a woman pushing a trolley of heavy books.

Revlon is really pushing its new range of beauty creams.

She pushed past me to the front of the line.

She pushed the table into a corner of the classroom.

Shoppers were pushing their carts around the supermarket.

The car had run out of gas so they pushed it into a side-street.

There's no need to push . There are enough tickets for everyone.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cursing, he began cutting it up, pushing the shorter strands on to his spoon.

His back was pushed against the wall as a youth set about him.

Mallachy, indeed, was inclined to push his luck with Rory.

She pushed open the door to the sitting-room.

She raised her eyes heavenwards and pushed by him.

She was part of the first generation that really pushed the whole idea of reconciliation.

The Woman pushed at the door, behind Doyle's chair, and when he moved sideways she stepped in.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

Which is why we expect Diamond to make a big push for city annexation.

Releases from major acts have a bigger push and the marketing budget is much larger.

Players will begin trickling into the marketplace by spring, with the biggest push at the Christmas season.

Ironically, one of the big pushes for telecommuting is coming from that traditional bastion of bureaucracy, the federal government.

He's made a good start, now comes the big push .

Gardener, for the big push up the middle on defense?

final

Lawrence could strengthen his squad for a final promotion push .

The final push is a huff-and-a-puff all the way.

It was steep and exposed but solid, and the final push for the summit involved some exhilarating scrambling.

While the oven and the dough are warming up, the yeast may revive and give forth one final push .

Middlesbrough manager Lennie Lawrence has to prepare his players for a final push after a gruelling season.

In theatre, forceps hold the baby in position, one final push - and here he is! 8.20 p.m.

Just as I gave the final push , my hand found a rope over the end of the ship.

hard

Just as he reached the top step I gave him a push - not a hard push, just defensive.

The pushing started first gently but slowly progressing to hard pushes.

little

She's exaggerating; it was only a little push .

They also need a little push from us, their public, their reason for being.

One little push and the whole world's one, no woman's better than the next!

major

A MAJOR push to make Darlington a centre for tourism was discussed by the council's development committee yesterday.

In a major public relations push , Pillsbury boosted the prize this year to $ 1 million.

Despite the possible loss, General Magic said it will press on and make a major new push on to the Internet.

It was in many ways the perfect time for another major feminist push in Florida.

new

The new push is reflected in the doubling of budget requests-to $ 254m-to combat Aids overseas.

Despite the possible loss, General Magic said it will press on and make a major new push on to the Internet.

■ VERB

give

Instead of jerking on the lead, he gave a mighty push to the bear's head and the man-animal rolled over backwards.

The boy jerked them in over the gunwale, his father giving an unnecessary push from underneath.

He's given Beattie Johnson the push , which is a shame.

I give this book a push and it moves.

Bigger capacity engines produce more torque as more fuel is burnt per firing stroke, giving a bigger push to the piston.

I gave the button a push .

One of the guys at the gate helped me give the Fiasco a push .

While the oven and the dough are warming up, the yeast may revive and give forth one final push .

need

Walking uphill and into the wind, with the forty-pound bag on your back, you felt like you needed a push .

Does your business operation in fact need a push in the right direction?

They also need a little push from us, their public, their reason for being.

We need a big push on our environmental record.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at/with the push/touch of a button

be (hard) pushed to do sth

be hard put/pressed/pushed to do sth

Aunt Edie was in such a rage about it that she was hard put to contain herself.

Governments will then be hard put to get it on to their national statute books by mid-1993.

I can assure you that any busybody would be hard put to it to prove maltreatment!

Leinster will be hard pushed to keep the score within the respectable margins of defeat set by their predecessors.

Once an apology is given, the defendant will be hard put to contest liability later.

The slave's side ... and even Miss Phoebe would be hard put to understand.

With his height and features, he was hard put to pass as a native.

You will be hard pressed to choose a single main course because so many are mouth-watering.

be pushed for time/money etc

be pushing 40/60 etc

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

press/push sb's buttons

push/grope/inch etc your way somewhere

push/tip sb over the brink

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

In a push to capture more of the market, Conoco will start selling propane.

Rebel forces are believed to be preparing a final push into the city.

The President has renewed a push to get the hostages freed.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the Democrats in Congress have bedeviled Dole with a push for a raise in the minimum wage.

For now the railway operates a short push and pull service between Furnace Sidings and the Whistle Inn.

When push came to shove, the Northern California hospitality came through.

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