- 1an act of pushing something or someone She gave him a gentle push. The car won't start. Can you give it a push? At the push of a button (= very easily) he could get a whole list of names. of army
- 2a large and determined military attack a final push against the enemy (figurative) The firm has begun a major push into the European market. effort
- 3push for something a determined effort to achieve something The push for reform started in 2009.
- 4encouragement to do something He wants to open his own business, but needs a push in the right direction to get him started. Idioms
using hands/arms/bodynounjump to other results
when there is no other choice; when everything else has failed
when push comes to shove (informal)jump to other results