When you push something, you use force to make it move away from you or away from its previous position.
e.g. The woman pushed back her chair and stood up...
e.g. They pushed him into the car.
If you push through things that are blocking your way or push your way through them, you use force in order to move past them.
e.g. I pushed through the crowds and on to the escalator...
e.g. Dix pushed forward carrying a glass...
If an army pushes into a country or area that it is attacking or invading, it moves further into it.
e.g. One detachment pushed into the eastern suburbs towards the airfield...
e.g. The army may push southwards into the Kurdish areas.
To push a value or amount up or down means to cause it to increase or decrease.
e.g. Any shortage could push up grain prices...
e.g. The government had done everything it could to push down inflation...
If someone or something pushes an idea or project in a particular direction, they cause it to develop or progress in a particular way.
e.g. We are continuing to push the business forward...
e.g. The government seemed intent on pushing local and central government in opposite directions.
If you push someone to do something or push them into doing it, you encourage or force them to do it.
e.g. She thanks her parents for keeping her in school and pushing her to study...
e.g. James did not push her into stealing the money...
If you push for something, you try very hard to achieve it or to persuade someone to do it.
e.g. Britain's health experts are pushing for a ban on all cigarette advertising...
e.g. Germany is pushing for direct flights to be established.
If someone pushes an idea, a point, or a product, they try in a forceful way to convince people to accept it or buy it.
e.g. Ministers will push the case for opening the plant...
e.g. She knew enough about publishing to know that they could push a hundred thousand copies into the bookshops.
When someone pushes drugs, they sell them illegally.
e.g. She was sent for trial yesterday accused of pushing drugs.
If you say that someone is pushing it, you mean that their actions or claims are rather excessive or risky.
e.g. I think that he was pushing it a bit when he said it was the best stadium in the world.
11. see also: pushed;pushing
If you get the push or are given the push, you are told that you are not wanted any more, either in your job or by someone you are having a relationship with.
e.g. Two cabinet ministers also got the push.
13. to push the boat out -> see boat
to push your luck -> see luck
if push comes to shove -> see shove
相关词组：push aheadpush aroundpush asidepush forwardpush inpush offpush onpush overpush through
及物动词按; 推动，增加; 对…施加压力，逼迫; 说服
名词推，决心; 大规模攻势; 矢志的追求
不及物动词推进; 增加; 努力争取
1. push on : 推进;
2. push around : 摆布;
3. push in : 粗鲁地打断;
4. get the push : 被解雇;
5. push off : 离开;
6. at a push : 紧急时;
7. push up : 把...向上推;
8. be in the push : 熟悉情况;
9. push back : 向后推, 吞下;
10. push aside : 把...向旁边推;
11. push oneself forward : 出风头;
1. Alexander pushed his conquests still farther east.
2. His friends and relatives are all pushing him to enter politics.
3. They pushed the door open.
1. He opened the door with one push.
A：I'm sorry to say that the price you quote is too high. It would be very difficult for us to push any sales if we buy it at this price.
B：well, if you take quality into consideration, you won't think our price is too high.
A：Let's meet each other half way.
A：Let’s go to Wangfujing by bus.
B：Better take the subway. It’s faster, and more convenient.
A：O.K, it will be a new experience for me.
B：We have a rather comprehensive subway system here. You can get almost anywhere rather quickly on a subway, especially at this time of day when the traffic is heavy…
A：Where do we pay the fare?
B：Just give the man standing there 3 yuan and he’ll give you a token. Then, you slip it into the slot at the turnstile and push the turnstile to get in.
A：Let me pay for it. Where can I get a subway map?
B：Ask the worker who sells tokens to give you one. It’s free of charge. Actually maps showing subway routes are posted at most stations.
A：Do I have to pay an additional fare to change trains?
B：No, you don’t have to. Here comes the train.
A：Be careful! Subway doors open and close automatically.