push

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. nudge, thrust, shove; pressure, exigency; crisis, pinch; informal, endeavor, effort, drive, determination, perseverance, persistence, aggressiveness. See circumstance. —v. t. drive, urge, force; propel, advance, impel; shove, encourage, hearten; prosecute. See impulse, propulsion. Ant., pull.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. shove, force, bearing, propulsion, drive, exertion, weight, straining, putting forth one's strength, shoving, thrusting, forcing, driving, exerting of pressure, lean, inducement, kinetic energy, mass, potential, reserve, impact, blow; see also pressure 1 , thrust 3 .
v.
1. [To press against]
Syn. thrust, shove, butt, crowd, gore, ram, crush against, bear against, jostle, push out of one's way, bear on, lie on, shoulder, elbow, struggle, strain, exert, contend, set one's shoulder to, rest one's weight on, put forth one's strength; see also force 1 .
2. [To move by pushing]
Syn. impel, accelerate, drive onward, launch, start, set in motion, put in motion, actuate, push forward, shift, start going, start rolling, budge, stir, inch along, shove along; see also drive 3 , propel .
3. [To promote]
Syn. advance, expedite, urge; see promote 1 .
4. [*To sell illegally]
Syn. deal in, sell under the counter, blackmarket, bootleg, moonshine; see also sell 1 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. shove thrust, propulsion, nudge, prod, poke, advance, drive, force.
2. ambition drive, aggressiveness, determination, *oomph, vigor, energy.
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v.
1. shove thrust, propel, nudge, prod, poke, advance, drive, force, butt, press, ram, muscle, shoulder.
2. urge impel, goad, incite, prod, egg on, spur, pressure, motivate, compel, provoke.
ANT.: 1. pull, yank, tow
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To exert pressure: bear, press. See OVER. 2. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure: drive, propel, ram, shove, thrust. See MOVE. 3. To cause to stick out: poke, shove, thrust. See CONVEX. 4. To force one's way into a place or situation: shove. Informal: muscle. See ENTER, PUSH. 5. To do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way: press, ram, shove. See PUSH. 6. Slang. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product): advertise, ballyhoo, build up, cry (up), popularize, promote, publicize, talk up. Informal: pitch, plug. See KNOWLEDGE. 7. Slang. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics): deal, peddle. See TRANSACTIONS. II noun 1. An act or instance of using force so as to propel ahead: butt1, shove, thrust. See PUSH. 2. An organized effort to accomplish a purpose: campaign, crusade, drive, movement. See ACTION, SEEK. 3. Something that causes and encourages a given response: encouragement, fillip, impetus, impulse, incentive, inducement, motivation, prod, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulator, stimulus. See CAUSE. 4. Informal. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts: drive, enterprise, hustle, initiative, punch. Informal: get-up-and-go, gumption. See ACTION, TIRED, TRY.

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