push


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Push \Push\, n. [Probably F. poche. See Pouch.]
   A pustule; a pimple. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Push \Push\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pushed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Pushing.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare,
   v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See
   Pulse a beating, and cf. Pursy.]
   1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by
      pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without
      striking; -- opposed to draw.
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            Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
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            If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, .
            . . the ox shall be stoned.           --Ex. xxi. 32.
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   3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection
      too far. " To push his fortune." --Dryden.
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            Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt
            to procure honor to the actor.        --Spectator.
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            We are pushed for an answer.          --Swift.
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   4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
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   5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
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   To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Push \Push\, v. i.
   1. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or
      with a sword. --Shak.
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   2. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic;
      as, a man must push in order to succeed.
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            At the time of the end shall the kind of the south
            push at him and the king of the north shall come
            against him.                          --Dan. xi. 40.
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            War seemed asleep for nine long years; at length
            Both sides resolved to push, we tried our strength.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   3. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
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   To push on, to drive or urge forward; to hasten.
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            The rider pushed on at a rapid pace.  --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Push \Push\, n.
   A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Push \Push\, n.
   1. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a
      thing.
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   2. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied;
      a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
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   3. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the
      time or occasion for action.
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            Exact reformation is not perfected at the first
            push.                                 --Milton.
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            When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk.
                                                  --L' Estrange.
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   4. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy;
      as, he has push, or he has no push.
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   Syn: See Thrust.
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