push for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypush for
he/she/itpushes for
present participlepushing for
past tensepushed for
past participlepushed for
  1. 1
    push for something to try hard to get or achieve something

    They continue to push for more pay.

    We are pushing for a ban on nuclear testing.

  2. 2
    push someone for something to try to make someone give you something or do something for you

    He’s pushing us for a decision by tomorrow.

See also main entry: push