- 1exert force on (someone or something) in order to move them away from oneself or the origin of the force
- 2move (something) by exerting force on it
- 3make a strenuous effort to do something
Using push: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "push" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She pushed the door open with her foot.
He pushed his plate away and leaned back in his chair.
I had to push my bike up the hill.
She pushed herself to finish the race.
push Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with push
Don't talk about politics around him, it always seems to push his buttons.
We don't have enough money for both, so if push comes to shove, we'll have to choose between the two options.
The company is always trying to push the envelope with their new products.
Summary: push in Brief
To 'push' [pʊʃ] means to exert force on something or someone, either to move it away or to make it move. It can also mean to make a strenuous effort to do something. Examples include 'She pushed the door open with her foot' and 'She pushed herself to finish the race.' Phrases like 'push someone's buttons' and 'push the envelope' add additional meanings to the term.