pushing

(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. aggressive, forward, ambitious, pushy*; see aggressive 1 .
See Synonym Study at aggressive .

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Pushing — Push ing, a. Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving; energetic; also, forward; officious, intrusive. {Push ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pushing — est une association établie à Metz (France). Elle a un rôle de conseil et de développement en actions de médiation culturelle et prévention des toxicomanies. Elle intervient pour des missions de prévention et de réduction des risques en milieu… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pushing — index impulsive (impelling) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pushing — pushing, pushy *aggressive, militant, assertive, self assertive Analogous words: *vigorous, energetic, strenuous: officious, intrusive, obtrusive (see IMPERTINENT): self confident, confident, self assured, assured (see corresponding nouns at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pushing — A term in the print trade which signifies that the colour used in such fabrics as cretonnes is pushed through the cloth by exerting heavy pressure on the rollers in the printing machine. The colours for this purpose are thickened with gum… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • pushing — [poosh′iŋ] adj. 1. aggressive; enterprising; energetic 2. forward; officious SYN. AGGRESSIVE …   English World dictionary

  • Pushing — Push Push, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pushed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pushing}.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare, v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See {Pulse} a beating, and cf. {Pursy}.] 1. To press against with force;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pushing — push|ing [ˈpuʃıŋ] prep be pushing 40/60 etc spoken to be nearly 40, 60 etc years old used only about older people ▪ Sheila must be pushing 40 by now …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pushing — [[t]p ʊʃɪŋ[/t]] PREP If you say that someone is pushing a particular age, you mean that they are nearly that age. [INFORMAL] Pushing 40, he was an ageing rock star. Syn: almost, going on …   English dictionary

  • pushing — preposition be pushing 18/30/60 etc usually spoken to be nearly 18, 30, 60 years old etc: Sheila must be pushing 40 by now …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pushing — /ˈpʊʃɪŋ/ (say pooshing) adjective 1. energetic; unusually active in the pursuit of an aim. –adverb 2. nearly; almost (a specified age, etc.): pushing forty …   Australian English dictionary

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