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when someone pushes something
Jodi had stopped swinging. 'Want a push?' her dad asked.
If the door's stuck, just
at/with the push of a button
used to emphasize how easy a machine is to use
Files can be attached to your email at the push of a button.
when someone, especially a business, tries to get or achieve something
the pre-Christmas advertising push
The company has recently
into the Japanese market.
the push for improved productivity
push to do something
a push to attract new members
if someone gives someone else a push, they encourage or persuade them to try something
She just needed a gentle push to get her to join in.
a planned military movement into the area where the enemy is
The army has made another big push into enemy territory.
give somebody the push/get the push
if your employer gives you the push, they make you leave your job
I was scared I'd get the push.
if someone you are having a romantic relationship with gives you the push, they tell you that they no longer want to continue the relationship
when/if push comes to shove
if it comes to the push
if a situation becomes very difficult or action needs to be taken
If push comes to shove, you can always sell the car.
at a push
if you can do something at a push, it will be difficult, but you will be able to do it
We have room for five people, maybe six at a push.
it'll be a push
used to say that something will be difficult because you do not have enough time to do it
I'll do my best, but it'll be a bit of a push.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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