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to push on
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. [1913 Webster] 2. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] War seemed asleep for nine long years; at length Both sides resolved to push, we tried our strength. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot. [1913 Webster] To push on, to drive or urge forward; to hasten. [1913 Webster] The rider pushed on at a rapid pace. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]