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Synonyms for push

make or force your way

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sell

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push for something

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push off

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push on

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the push

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to exert pressure

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to force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure

to cause to stick out

to force one's way into a place or situation

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to do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way

to make known vigorously the positive features of (a product)

to engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics)

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push on: to move along a particular course

an act or instance of using force so as to propel ahead

an organized effort to accomplish a purpose

an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

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the act of applying force in order to move something away

the force used in pushing

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enterprising or ambitious drive

press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

press against forcefully without moving

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approach a certain age or speed

exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person

sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

move strenuously and with effort

make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

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References in periodicals archive ?
Peter Mandelson will be pushing at an open door when as EU Commissioner he demands the privatisation of public services in the interest of free trade.
The SNP source added: "We are pushing at an open door and we plan to start pushing very hard.
On those two areas [transport and skills], they are pushing at an open door, because there is a huge amount of evidence Government is prepared to hand them over.
What's great about this research is that if we get it right, we could be pushing at an open door.
The Prime Minister is pushing at an open door with his desire to seek a fresh mandate from the people.
He said, 'If the report's authors want the food and drink manufacturing industry to take more action on food and health, they are pushing at an open door.
The `Yes' camp says the Government is prepared to hand over the extra powers, so the Lib-Dems are pushing at an open door.
Mary Francis, director general of ABI, said: 'The FSA is pushing at an open door.
When she began, she was pushing at an open door with her policy of not selling products that had been tested on animals.
Mr Price said, 'We're pushing at an open door, and we're confident of reaching the target of 150 in the next few days.
Indeed, if comments, by the Regions Minister Nick Raynsford in an interview with The Journal in March are anything to go by, those arguing for stronger powers are pushing at an open door.
The petitioners were, in fact, pushing at an open door, for the Street Commissioners had long since realised that their town was lacking when it came to public space.
I think they're pushing at an open door and my message to them was to keep campaigning to keep it on the political agenda.