(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.
To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once
- I squeezed the ball between my hands.
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
- Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
(ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place
- "Over there—by the rock," Steele muttered, with his brush between his teeth, squeezing out raw sienna, and keeping his eyes fixed on Betty Flanders's back.
- I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
- Can you squeeze through that gap?
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To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty
- Could he not squeeze under the seat of a carriage? He had seen this method adopted by schoolboys, when the journey- money provided by thoughtful parents had been diverted to other and better ends.
To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices
- He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
* 2013 May 23, , "
- I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
(figurative) To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
- At a time when Mr. Cameron is being squeezed from both sides — from the right by members of his own party and by the anti-immigrant, anti-Europe U.K. Independence Party, and from the left by his Liberal Democrat coalition partners — the move seemed uncharacteristically clunky.
(baseball) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting
- In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
- Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.
(terms derived from the verb "squeeze")
* squeeze in
* squeeze out
A difficult position
A traversal of a narrow passage
- I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
A hug or other affectionate grasp
- It was a tight squeeze , but I got through to the next section of the cave.
(slang) A romantic partner
- a gentle squeeze on the arm
(baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third
- I want to be your main squeeze
(epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
- The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze .
(card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
(archaic) A bribe or fee paid to a middleman, especially in China.
- The light not being good enough for photography, I took a squeeze of the stone.
* margin squeeze