Crossword clues for push
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Push \Push\, n.
A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
Exact reformation is not perfected at the first push.
When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk.
The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
Syn: See Thrust.
Push \Push\, v. i.
To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
At the time of the end shall the kind of the south push at him and the king of the north shall come against him.
--Dan. xi. 40.
War seemed asleep for nine long years; at length Both sides resolved to push, we tried our strength.
To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
To push on, to drive or urge forward; to hasten.
The rider pushed on at a rapid pace.
--Sir W. Scott.
Push \Push\, n. [Probably F. poche. See Pouch.]
A pustule; a pimple. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
Push \Push\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pushed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pushing.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare, v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See Pulse a beating, and cf. Pursy.]
To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat.
To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned.
--Ex. xxi. 32.
To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. `` To push his fortune.''
Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor.
We are pushed for an answer.
To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.
Push \Push\, n. A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang. [Slang]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, from push (v.). Phrase push comes to shove is from 1936.
early 14c., from Old French poulser (Modern French pousser), from Latin pulsare "to beat, strike, push," frequentative of pellere (past participle pulsus) "to push, drive, beat" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "promote" is from 1714; meaning "approach a certain age" is from 1937. For palatization of -s-, OED compares brush (n.1); quash. Related: Pushed; pushing.\n\n"Pushing up the daisies now," said a soldier of his dead comrade.
["The American Florist," vol. XLVIII, No. 1504, March 31, 1917]\nTo push (someone) around is from 1923. To push (one's) luck is from 1754. To push the envelope in figurative sense is late 1980s. To push up daisies "be dead and buried" is from World War I.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing. 2 An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents. 3 A great effort (to do something). 4 (context military English) 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. 5 A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score 6 (context computing English) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack. 7 (context Internet uncountable English) The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request, as in ''server push'', ''push technology''. 8 (context dated English) A crowd or throng or people vb. 1 (context transitive intransitive English) To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force. 2 (context transitive English) To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action. 3 (context transitive English) To press or urge forward; to drive. 4 (context transitive English) To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.). 5 (context informal transitive English) To approach; to come close to. 6 (context intransitive English) To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents. 7 (context intransitive English) To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action. 8 To make a higher bid at an auction. 9 (context poker English) To make an all-in bet. 10 (context chess transitive English) To move (a pawn) directly forward. 11 (context computing English) To add (a data item) to the top of a stack. 12 (context obsolete English) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore. 13 To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot. Etymology 2
n. (context obsolete UK dialect English) A pustule; a pimple.
n. the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise" [syn: pushing]
the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines" [syn: thrust]
an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" [syn: bear on]
strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis" [syn: tug, labor, labour, drive]
press against forcefully without being able to move; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty" [syn: crowd]
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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate" [syn: crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate]
sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" [syn: press]
A push is an applied force typically intended to drive or impel. In contrast to a pull it acts in a direction away from person or thing causing the force.
"Push" is a song by American rock band Matchbox Twenty. It was released in May 1997 as the second single from their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You. After landing " Long Day" on several rock radio stations paving the way, "Push" hit the top of the Modern Rock Tracks and became one of the band's most successful singles.
Push is the second album by the American grunge band Gruntruck. It was released in 1992 by Roadrunner Records. The album features "Tribe", "Crazy Love", and "Above Me", which were released as singles. The band received moderate mainstream attention around the time of the release; with several magazines such as Rolling Stone praising the album, as well as Gruntruck's music videos being occasionally played on VH1 and MTV. "Tribe" was the highest charting single of the band's career.
In professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make a wrestler win more matches and become more popular or more reviled with the fans depending on whether they are a heel or a face. A push can also be based on a single major win against a major star (for example, Shelton Benjamin's 2004 winning streak over Triple H), and it is not uncommon for a push to be accompanied by a turn or a change in the wrestler's gimmick. Pushing is usually done for new wrestlers. This is essentially the opposite of a burial (or depush), which in contrast to the high profile of a push is typically done with little or no fanfare. Sometimes the fans generate the push for a wrestler themselves when their approval for the wrestler's work generates a positive reaction from them that is not anticipated.
A push can also be attributed to a political shift in the promotion's offices. Cowboy Bill Watts, whose promotions always consisted of an African-American main event babyface, began pushing Ron Simmons, a midcarder, to main event status and eventually to the WCW World Heavyweight Championship upon being put in charge of World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In WWE, following the fallout from the Signature Pharmacy Scandal, smaller and less muscular wrestlers such as CM Punk and Jeff Hardy began to get pushed and Vince McMahon confirmed the paradigm shift by mentioning that today's fans are drawn by charisma and not size.
Push is the debut album by British pop band Bros and was released on 28 March 1988. The album spawned five hit singles, including the reissue of " I Owe You Nothing" which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1988. The album reached No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart and spent 54 weeks in the Top 75. The album went 4× Platinum in the UK. In late 2013, a 25th Anniversary 3 CD remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on the Cherry Red record label. The song " Silent Night", originally released as a double A-side single with "Cat Among the Pigeons", featured for the very first time on the Push expanded edition.
"Push" is a song from the Enrique Iglesias album Insomniac. The song features the artist Lil Wayne and is Iglesias's first collaboration with a rap artist.
Push, in comics, may refer to:
- Push (Marvel Comics), an alias used by the Marvel Comics character Nancy Lu
- Push (Wildstorm), a series from Wildstorm
Push is the 1996 debut novel of American author Sapphire. Twelve years after its release, it was made into Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, a film that won two Academy Awards and was produced by Lee Daniels and Gary Magness.
Push (also rendered PUSH) is an American primetime soap opera that aired on ABC. The series was about a group of young Olympic hopefuls in training at California Southern University. It aired two episodes in April 1998 before being pulled from the air due to low ratings; a third episode aired on August 6, 1998. It was cancelled after 3 episodes, leaving 5 unaired, two of which, the fourth and fifth episodes, were originally planned to air.
The show is produced by Starboard Home Productions in association with Great Guns Films and Stu Segall Productions, and was distributed by Perry Pictures.
Push is a 2009 American science fiction action- thriller film directed by Paul McGuigan and written by David Bourla. Starring Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, and Djimon Hounsou, the film centers on a group of people born with various superhuman abilities who band together in order to take down a government agency that is using a dangerous drug to enhance their powers in hopes of creating an army of super soldiers.
The film was released on February 6, 2009 by Summit Entertainment and Icon Productions. It was a moderate box office success, though critical reception was mostly negative.
"Push" is the first single from Pharoahe Monch's 2007 album Desire. The single was released September 11, 2006 as a 12" vinyl, but was later released as a CD single and a digital download. Produced by Pharoahe Monch, the song features an upbeat sound and a prominent use of horns played by Tower of Power. It features encouraging raps provided by Pharoahe Monch as well as background vocals sung by MeLa Machinko and Showtyme. The song contains an interpolation from Joe Zawinul's "Country Preacher." Its music video, directed by Paul Minor, features Monch rapping during the New York City blackout of 1977. The song is also featured in the NBA series 2007 video game NBA Street Homecourt.
The song failed to chart, yet it received generally positive critical attention. According to Dave Maher of Pitchfork Media, "the song is an effective throwback to 70s funk" despite the fact that it "could be two or three times longer." John Murphy of musicOMH.com labels "Push" a "typically articulate and intense number," while hailing its overlooked "dark, dramatic" lyrics. Spin also hails "Push" citing Monch's powerful vocals and lyrics.
Push is a British media organisation that offers information to university applicants and students in the United Kingdom.
Its flagship is now the website Push.co.uk, which features profiles of every UK university, advice about choosing a university and student finance, and a tool called the 'Uni Chooser' which allows users to create a shortlist of suitable universities sorted according to a large variety of criteria. Push describes itself as "the ruthlessly independent guide to UK universities" and uses the tagline "Push… like it is".
Previously, Push published a range of books including The Push Guide to Which University, The Push Guide to Money and The Push Guide to Choosing a University, but these are now out of print and their content has been updated, extended and incorporated into the Push website. In association with various sponsors, Push also conducts an annual tour of schools and sixth-form colleges, delivering guidance talks and reaching around 200 institutions each year.
"Push" is the debut single by Canadian alternative rock group Moist from the band's first studio album, Silver. The song was very successful in Canada, peaking at #32 on Canada's Singles Chart. The song was also nominated for " Single of the Year" at the 1995 Juno Awards. It is considered to be one of the band's signature songs.
The song has been featured on the compilations Oh What a Feeling: A Vital Collection of Canadian Music and Big Shiny 90s. In 2000, a re-recorded version of the song was included on the U.S. version of Mercedes 5 and Dime.
"Push" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, recorded for her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby. It was written by Lavigne and Evan Taubenfeld, and its producer was Deryck Whibley. It was released as the promotional single in Japan on February 13, 2012, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart. The song has received positive reviews.
Usage examples of "push".
She pushed herself up and returned to the parapet in time to see the abseiling rope snap and the cradle it had been restraining catapulted back across the facade of the Gridiron.
Then Fagin pushed hard for some sort of gas attack, which Banish rejected as well, saying that the Abies family might have gas masks themselves and, if so, the agents and marshals going in would be facing a slaughter.
Vuitton clutch hung from her elbow and she pushed an expensive Bertini stroller accessorized with an infant whose blond hair matched her own.
The vaccine you took, the poisons, the adjuvants, they would have kept away, pushed down, your need for sex.
French, with his cavalry, pushed out feelers, and coasted along the edge of the advancing host.
During this action Lyttelton had held the Boers in their trenches opposite to him by advancing to within 1500 yards of them, but the attack was not pushed further.
People afoot pushing out of the tunnel behind him shoved them aside, but he just stared, too.
Keebes pushed through the door leading aft into a room the full forty-two-foot width of the submarine.
Pacino waited for the deck to vibrate with the energy of 52,000-shaft horsepower back aft pushing them through the ocean.
A hundred feet aft, the outer door of the signal ejector opened, and twenty seconds later a solenoid valve in a branch pipe from the auxiliary seawater system popped open, sending high-pressure seawater into the bottom of the signal ejector tube that pushed out the radio buoy.
Several of the beings pushed the agate gravel into new patterns, new contours.
So she sat beside Rillao and watched the boneless beings lounge and spout and push agates into new swirls and patterns.
Sis and old Si and Shep Hodgden and Gimmy Biddle and Charles Fifield was there and father said this will make jest the horse you want for your store and old Si said she aint biger than a rat and father said i gess she is big enuf to carry out all your lodes unless you put down your price, and then they all laffed at Si, and then Si said she was a puller and father said what do you want Josiar one that you have to push, and then they laffed agen and when father called him Josiar i know Si had better look out for when father calls me Henry i know i am in for a liking.
Some individuals urged that the reform agenda be pushed more vigorously at the local level.
He had one hand below him and managed to push the hatch back as they descended, Avelyn rolling right over the hatchway, the deceivingly agile powrie hopping to its feet atop the now-closed portal.