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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. [1913 Webster] Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore. [1913 Webster] If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned. --Ex. xxi. 32. [1913 Webster] 3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. " To push his fortune." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] We are pushed for an answer. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass. [1913 Webster] 5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease. [1913 Webster] To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse. [1913 Webster]