Friday 24th of May 2013
1: an African river; flows into
the Indian Ocean [syn:
1: 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]
2: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines" [syn: thrust]
3: enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy" [syn: energy, get-up-and-go]
4: an electrical switch operated by pressing a button; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk" [syn: push button, button]
5: an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea" v
7: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" [syn: bear on]
8: make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops" [syn: advertise, advertize, promote]
9: 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]
10: press against forcefully without being able to move; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
11: approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty" [syn: crowd]
12: 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]
13: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
14: move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
15: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" [syn: press]