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1. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner".

Synonyms

  • jostle
  • muscle into
  • drive
  • nose
  • force
  • topple
  • squeeze
  • flick
  • tumble
  • repulse
  • push away
  • move
  • obtrude
  • thrust
  • poke at
  • repel
  • jerk
  • shove
  • push back
  • press
  • thrust out
  • tip
  • nudge
  • push up
  • push out
  • jam
  • prod
  • force back
  • beat back
  • displace
  • push aside

Antonyms

  • attract
  • precede
  • advance
  • rush

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Push

  • smosh
  • tush
  • kush
  • cush
  • bush
  • busch

Example sentences of the word push


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the bristled push broom to scrub the floor.

2. Verb, base form
You can also push down on the shovel or spade to lift it up.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some diffusers require that you push and turn them clockwise to attach.

4. Adjective
Explosively push yourself across the slideboard, absorbing your momentum into the opposite barrier.

Quotes containing the word push


1. I always had to genuinely like the actors I worked with and use my enthusiasm and vision to give them confidence to push their creativity and their humor.
- Tamra Davis

2. When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up - it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
- Kirstie Alley

3. People who know me know I have a sense of humor that can really push the envelope.
- Carmen Electra

2. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action.

Synonyms

  • bull
  • nudge
  • labour
  • drive
  • bear on
  • bull through
  • exhort
  • tug
  • urge
  • urge on
  • press

Antonyms

  • gain
  • stand still
  • better
  • please

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] make publicity for; try to sell (a product).

Synonyms

  • agitate
  • propagandize
  • praise
  • advertize
  • crusade
  • propagandise
  • promote
  • bill
  • campaign
  • fight
  • plug
  • press

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. push

noun. ['ˈpʊʃ'] the act of applying force in order to move something away.

Synonyms

  • depression
  • nudge
  • actuation
  • boost
  • propulsion
  • jog
  • pressing
  • shove
  • pressure
  • press

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • empty

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] strive and make an effort to reach a goal.

Synonyms

  • struggle
  • strive
  • labour
  • reach
  • drive
  • bear on
  • tug
  • strain
  • fight

Antonyms

  • buy
  • delay
  • cool
  • straighten

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] press against forcefully without moving.

Synonyms

  • press

Antonyms

  • enter
  • hop out

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] approach a certain age or speed.

Synonyms

  • crowd
  • go up
  • draw close
  • near
  • come near
  • draw near
  • come on

Antonyms

  • behave
  • discontinue
  • closing
  • opening

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. push

noun. ['ˈpʊʃ'] the force used in pushing.

Synonyms

  • thrust

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • decompression

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. push

verb. ['ˈpʊʃ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • agitate
  • crusade
  • advertize
  • promote
  • campaign
  • fight
  • press

Antonyms

  • function
  • discouragement
  • hire
  • accept

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. push

noun. ['ˈpʊʃ'] an effort to advance.

Synonyms

  • progress
  • advancement
  • forward motion
  • onward motion
  • procession
  • advance

Antonyms

  • walk
  • rear
  • back
  • civilian

Etymology

  • pushen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pousser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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