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Push as hard as you can.
He was pushing a cart around the supermarket.
She gently pushed him away.
I pushed the door open with my foot.
He pushed at a door in the courtyard.
Rebecca pushed her handkerchief into her pocket.
The table had been pushed against the wall.
Stop pushing and just wait your turn.
Pushing to the front of the line, he managed to get the last tickets.
He just pushed past Fred and left.
I was pushing my way through the crowd.
People were pushing and shoving, trying to get to the best seats first.
The United States pushed NATO to authorize military intervention.
The police pushed her into giving evidence.
He saw the interview as an opportunity to push his latest movie.
The Fed had pushed up interest rates sharply to protect the dollar from speculators.
The strong sunshine had pushed temperatures into the nineties.
Government troops pushed into the northern sector.
Lucy pushed the idea firmly to the back of her mind.
He pushed her completely from his mind.
I think you’re pushing your luck in asking for another pay raise.
This is the American English definition of push. View British English definition of push.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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