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"
2. push - verb
· move with force; "He pushed the table into a corner"
3. push - verb
· press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
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"
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"
6. push - verb
· press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
7. push - verb
· approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
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"
9. push - verb
· sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
10. push - verb
· move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
11. push - verb
· make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
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