To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
To spur on, strongly recommend.
- I encouraged him during his race.
To foster, give help or patronage
- We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
- ''The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed
(intransitive) To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
- In his anger he pushed me against the wall and threatened me.
To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.
* Jonathan Swift
- You need to push quite hard to get this door open.
- We are pushed for an answer.
To press or urge forward; to drive.
- Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honour to the actor.
- to push''' an objection too far; to '''push one's luck
To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.).
- to push his fortune
- Stop pushing the issue — I'm not interested.
- They're pushing that perfume again.
(informal) To approach; to come close to.
- There were two men hanging around the school gates today, pushing drugs.
- My old car is pushing 250,000 miles.
To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
- He's pushing sixty.'' (= ''he's nearly sixty years old )
To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.
To make a higher bid at an auction.
(poker) To make an all-in bet.
(chess) To move (a pawn) directly forward.
(computing) To add (a data item) to the top of a stack.
* 1992 , Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
- During childbirth, there are times when the obstetrician advises the woman not to push .
(obsolete) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
* Bible, Exodus xxi. 32
- When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack.
To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot.
- If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, the ox shall be stoned.
* to press, to shove, to thrutch
* (continue to attempt to persuade) to press, to urge
* (continue to promote) to press, to advertise, to promote
* (come close to) to approach, to near
* to press, to shove, to thring
* (tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents) to bear down
* (apply a force to something so it moves away) to draw, to pull, to tug
* (put onto a stack) to pop
* pedal pushers
* push around
* push in
* push off
* push one's luck
* push someone's buttons
* push it
A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.
An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
- Give the door a hard push if it sticks.
A great effort (to do something).
- One more push and the baby will be out.
- Some details got lost in the push to get the project done.
(military) A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music.
A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score
(computing) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack.
(Internet, uncountable) The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request, as in server push'', ''push technology .
(dated) A crowd or throng or people
* 1891 , Banjo Paterson,
- Let's give one last push on our advertising campaign.
- Till some wild, excited person
- Galloped down the township cursing,
- "Sydney push have mobbed Macpherson,
- Roll up, Dandaloo!"
* give someone the push
Probably (etyl) poche. See pouch.