Dictionary Results for pushing


1. pushing - noun

· the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"

Synonym(s): push

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




2. push - verb

· move with force; "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonym(s): force

Hypernym(s): move, displace

Antonym(s): pull




3. push - verb

· press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

Synonym(s): bear_on

Hypernym(s): urge, urge_on, press, exhort




4. push - verb

· make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

Synonym(s): advertise, advertize, promote

Hypernym(s): praise




5. push - verb

· strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

Synonym(s): tug, labor, labour, drive

Hypernym(s): fight, struggle




6. push - verb

· press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

Hypernym(s): press




7. push - verb

· approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"

Synonym(s): crowd

Hypernym(s): approach, near, come_on, go_up, draw_near, draw_close, come_near




8. push - verb

· exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

Synonym(s): crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate

Hypernym(s): advertise, advertize, promote, push




9. push - verb

· sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

Hypernym(s): deal, sell, trade




10. push - verb

· move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




11. push - verb

· make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

Synonym(s): press

Hypernym(s): push, force





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