(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.
(Australia, New Zealand, informal) A fight, an argument.
* 1996 , , Glamour and the Sea , Victoria University Press, New Zealand,
* 2006 , Pip Wilson, Faces in the Street: Louisa and Henry Lawson and the Castlereagh Street Push ,
- Barry explained that his friend wasn?t drunk, he?d been in a stoush , had a ding on his head and was covered in money.
* 2004 , Jay Verney, Percussion , University of Queensland Press,
- Now Henry knows dead cert he?s in for a stoush , but Snake-hips says he should go with him, and out on Nymagee-street Henry Lawson refuses a twenty-pound note, and the two men shake and Henry accepts the next billiards game, doubles with Snake-hips (who plays even worse than Henry), the Minister for Public Instruction, and the Austrian chappie.
* 2008 , Anna Haebich, Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970 , Fremantle Press,
- She and Anna used to reproduce Veronica?s stoushes with Pat, conducted with gusto over the fence but never brought into the confining space of either house where they might smoulder and flare.
- Melbourne almost lost the event when union go-slow tactics and a stoush over federal and state funding responsibilities seriously delayed work on the construction of the Olympic Stadium and Village.
(Australia, informal) To fight; to argue.
* 1916 , , The Call of Stoush'', ''The Moods of Ginger Mick , 2009, Sydney University Press,
* 1999 , Marion Halligan, Marlene Mathews, A Sporting Nation: Celebrating Australia?s Sporting Life ,
- Wot price ole Ginger Mick? ?E?s done a break— / Gone to the flamin? war to stoush the foe.
* 2008 , Matthew Kidman, Alex Feher, Master CEOs: Secrets of Australia?s Leading CEOs , 2012,
- The two business moguls have stoushed over rights to televise rugby union, whose marketability has greatly risen since institution of the World Cup in 1987.
- There was a lot of corporate stoushing and things said that people didn?t like.