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To move, or to try to move something by pushing - thesaurus

Synonyms

push

verb

to move someone or something away from you, or from their previous position, using part of your body, especially your hands

shove

verb

to push someone or something with force

heave

verb

to push, pull, or lift a heavy object using a lot of effort

thrust aside

to push someone or something to one side

prod

verb

to push someone or something quickly with your finger, or with an object that has a long thin end

jar

verb

to push something firmly and suddenly against something else, usually accidentally

jab

verb

to push something with a sudden straight movement, usually with your finger, your elbow, or a narrow object

thrust

verb

to move somewhere by pushing hard and quickly

shoulder

verb

to push someone with your shoulder

strain

verb

to push against something very hard

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catapult

verb

to push or fire someone or something very quickly through the air

drive

verb

to push something using a lot of force, so that it enters or hits something else

drive back

if you are driven back by something, it forces you to stop trying to reach a person or place and move back

extrude

verb

to push something out with force through a small hole

force

verb

to use physical force to move something in a particular direction

force

verb

to use physical strength to move somewhere by pushing people or things away

force down

to make something become lower

jam

verb

to push someone or something somewhere using a lot of force

nudge

verb

to use a part of your body, especially your elbow, to give a little push to someone or something

poke

verb

to push something quickly with your finger or a pointed object

pump

verb

to push something up and down with an action like pumping

shoot

verb

to direct something somewhere suddenly or with a lot of force

stick

verb

to push something onto something with a sharp point so that it is held there

stick out

to push or stretch something forwards or away from you, especially a part of your body

tackle

verb

to take hold of someone and push them to the ground

throw

verb

to use force to move someone or something

thump

verb

to put something somewhere with force and with a loud sound

trundle

verb

to push or pull something slowly on wheels

wheel

verb

to move something that has wheels by pushing it

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