push push  /ˈpʊʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of applying force in order to move something away
  2. (n) the force used in pushing
  3. (n) enterprising or ambitious drive
  4. (n) an electrical switch operated by pressing
  5. (n) an effort to advance
  6. (v) move with force,
  7. (v) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
  8. (v) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
  9. (v) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  10. (v) press against forcefully without moving
  11. (v) approach a certain age or speed
  12. (v) 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
  13. (v) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
  14. (v) move strenuously and with effort
  15. (v) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Usage(s):

  1. The push idea has been around since early 1996, when Pointcast popularized the notion of streaming media--offering stock quotes, sports scores, news headlines and the like.
  2. Detroit's Big Three are pushing for federal loan guarantees to stay afloat through the tough times.

News

  1. Major fundraising push for Roundhouse on the way

    The major fundraising push targeting area community members and alumni for the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation will soon be on its way.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Marshalltown Times-Republican

  2. SF, NY prosecutors push for anti-phone theft moves

    SF, NY prosecutors push for anti-phone theft moves The coalition includes prosecutors, police and political officials and consumer advocates from more than a dozen states and intends to put pressure on smartphone companies and their shareholders to help dry up the secondary market in stolen phones. According to reports, roughly 113 smartphones are stolen or lost each minute in the United states ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  3. Push for stricter gun laws facing tough opposition

    The push for stricter gun laws in the six months since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has had mixed results. Since that day, 44 people have been killed in ten mass shootings. And, 86 state gun laws have been …
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

Quotes

  1. "Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards - all areas where Flash falls short," Jobs wrote....
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. Drugs, Obama wrote, were a way he "could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory."
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  3. "They took it from what the award really represents into a sweepstakes to see who can push people's buttons the hardest on the Internet," said Chesney, who won the award for the fourth straight time. "It's complete disrespect of the artist,...
    on May 18, 2008 By: Kenny Chesney Source: USA Today

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