Textual thesaurus for "push"

(noun) pushing

the act of applying force in order to move something away

he gave the door a hard push; the pushing is good exercise

(noun) push button, button

an electrical switch operated by pressing

the elevator was operated by push buttons; the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

(noun) energy, get-up-and-go

enterprising or ambitious drive

Europeans often laugh at American energy

(noun) thrust

the force used in pushing

the push of the water on the walls of the tank; the thrust of the jet engines

(verb) bear on

press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

He pushed her to finish her doctorate

(verb) promote, advertise, advertize

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

(verb) press

make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

(verb) force

move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

(verb) crowd

approach a certain age or speed

She is pushing fifty

(verb) labor, labour, tug, drive

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

(verb) crusade, press, fight, campaign, agitate

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