pushed Definition

  • 1exert force on (someone or something) in order to move them away from oneself or the origin of the force
  • 2make a strenuous effort to do something
  • 3continue to promote or pursue (something, especially a point of view) with great energy or determination

Using pushed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pushed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He pushed the door open.

  • Example

    She pushed her way through the crowd.

  • Example

    I had to push myself to finish the project on time.

  • Example

    The company is pushing for more diversity in its hiring practices.

pushed Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with pushed

  • push one's luck

    to take a risk by continuing to do something that has been successful so far but that may not continue to be successful


    You've already gotten away with being late twice this week - don't push your luck!

  • to go beyond the limits of what is normally done or accepted


    The company is always trying to push the envelope with its innovative products.

  • when a situation becomes critical or difficult and action must be taken


    We're hoping it doesn't come to that, but if push comes to shove, we'll have to lay off some employees.


Summary: pushed in Brief

The verb 'pushed' [pʊʃt] means to exert force on someone or something to move them away from oneself or the origin of the force. It can also mean to make a strenuous effort to do something or to continue to promote or pursue something with great energy or determination. Phrases like 'push one's luck' and 'push the envelope' denote taking risks or going beyond limits.

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