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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He pushed his half-eaten salad aside and left.
be driven/pushed from pillar to post
be hard put/pressed/pushed to do sth
▪ Aunt Edie was in such a rage about it that she was hard put to contain herself.
▪ Governments will then be hard put to get it on to their national statute books by mid-1993.
▪ I can assure you that any busybody would be hard put to it to prove maltreatment!
▪ Leinster will be hard pushed to keep the score within the respectable margins of defeat set by their predecessors.
▪ Once an apology is given, the defendant will be hard put to contest liability later.
▪ The slave's side ... and even Miss Phoebe would be hard put to understand.
▪ With his height and features, he was hard put to pass as a native.
▪ You will be hard pressed to choose a single main course because so many are mouth-watering.
▪ If pushed they would settle for land of the same quality nearby, but they know the Government doesn't have it.
▪ When pushed, you too can be tough.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.

  5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.

    To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.


vb. (en-past of: push)

Usage examples of "pushed".

She pushed away the bundle of old letters, unable to face the new relatives and the paperwork from a minor accident Ana had had in Seattle.

The French had now pushed forward their trenches so far that from their front sap they could absolutely touch the abattis of the Malakoff.

Amelia had raised up from her bed on the desk as George pushed into the office, carrying the box of gate actuators before him.

With Adelaide carrying Prickles behind him, he pushed his way through the shouting crowds towards the hospital entrance.

He roughly pushed Adelaide and Prickles around the fallen picket, and shoved them in through the cracked glass doors of the casualty department.

She was very fond of Adena but lately the bonds of sisterly affection and family loyalty had been pushed a bit far.

Graaff, formerly a member of the Cape Legislative Council and a very prominent Afrikander Bondsman, with the proposition that Great Britain should be pushed out of South Africa.

He pushed himself over all at once to get it done with and he was just amazed at the pain.

We faced each other and pushed our shoes against each other, each of us bracing like an Alpinist inching his way up a rock chimneymy socks against her tennis shoes, rather, for my shoes were still on my workbench, so far as I knew I wondered if they had simply dumped Oscar in the pasture and if Dad would find him.

Instead of waiting to feel the pull of the AOD on the pin, I kept on looking at the alti, and bang on 30,000 feet I pulled the handle and pushed my hands up above my head, which made me backslide, which meant the air would catch the drogue chute to bring the main pack out.

When they pushed off, rowing in long smooth pulls, Rhodry began striking two-handed in a regular rhythm while the helmsman and anchorman both screamed and yelled and made every ungodly noise they could think of to drive the beasts away.

She gave a last kick at the mud-iron, pulled at the collar of her coat and pushed past Andi to give William Tyson a turn at scraping the mud from his shoes.

Stepping quietly over in three gliding strides, Andi cautiously pushed it open with the tip of her finger--it was a dimly lit bathroom.

ANAESTHESIA IS NOT ALWAYS PUSHED TO A SUFFICIENT EXTENT, as these animals often die from the effects of the anaesthetic if given to a full extent.

At least the thought gave Antonio a small measure of contentment, and he pushed the horse into an easy canter.