(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.
From (etyl) pumpe, possibly from (etyl) . Compare Dutch pompen, German pumpen, and (etyl) pompe.
A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas.
An instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping
A device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, particularly fuel.
(bodybuilding) A swelling of the muscles caused by increased blood flow following high intensity weightlifting.
* 2010', Eric Velazquez, "Power Pairings", ''Reps!'' ' 17 :83
- Want a skin-stretching pump ? Up the volume by using high-rep sets.
(colloquial) A ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender.
- A great pump is better than coming. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
(US, obsolete, slang) The heart.
To use a pump to move (liquid or gas).
To fill with air.
To move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump.
To shake (a person's hand) vigorously.
To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning.
To use a pump to move liquid or gas.
- But pump not me for politics.
(slang) To be going very well.
(sports) To kick, throw or hit the ball far and high.
, date=February 5
, author=Michael Da Silva
, title=Wigan 4 - 3 Blackburn
, passage=Blackburn pumped long balls towards Diouf as they became increasingly desperate to salvage a point, but Wigan held on for a win that may prove crucial in their quest for Premier League survival.}}
(Scotland, slang) To pass gas; to fart.
* 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 82:
(computing) To pass (messages) into a program so that it can obey them.
* Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 documentation for
- People never pumped , just never never, but sometimes ye got smells.
- The interop system pumps messages while it attempts to clean up RCWs.
The etymology of the term is unclear and disputed. One possibility is that it comes from "Pomp" (i.e. ornamentation), claimed in Skeat & Skeat's A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language'' (ISBN 9781596050921), and another is that it refers to the sound made by the foot moving inside the shoe when dancing, suggested as a probable source in Chambers's etymological dictionary (James Donald - Published by W. and R. Chambers, 1867). The Oxford English Dictionary claims that it appeared in the 16th century, and lists its origin as "obscure". It has also been linked to the Dutch ''pampoesje , possibly borrowed from Javanese "pampus", ultimately from Persian (papush) / Arabic (babush) (International archives of ethnography: Volume 9 - Intern. Gesellschaft für Ethnographie; Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië - Ter Lands-drukkerij, 1870).
(British) A type of shoe, a trainer or sneaker.
(chiefly, North America) A type of very high-heeled shoe; stilettoes.
A type of shoe without a heel (source: Dictionarium Britannicum - 1736)
* [http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-22,GGGL:en&q=pumps%20shoes&sa=N&tab=wi] Some images.
* 1591' "Gabriel's ' pumps were all unpinkt i' th' heel" -- The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare
* (shoe) plimsoll (British), sneaker, trainer
* air pump
* hand pump
* petrol pump
* price at the pump
* pump fake
* pump iron
* pump room
* pump up
* stirrup pump
* sump pump
* under the pump