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push someone or something (away) (from someone or something)

to move or force someone or something away from someone or something. The police pushed the crowd away from the movie star. They pushed away the hecklers from the stage.

push

(oneself) away (from something) to move oneself back and away from something. The skater pushed herself away from the wall. Tom pushed himself away from the table when he had eaten enough.

push

(oneself) by (someone or something) to shove or thrust oneself past someone or something. In a hurry, I pushed myself by the security guard, and almost got arrested for doing so. I pushed by Jane and went in first.

push

1. tv. to approach a particular age (in years). He’s only pushing thirty, but he looks much older.
2. in. to recruit new drug users and sell drugs to them; to deal in drugs. He was pushing for two years before the cops got him.
3. tv. to hype something or someone; to pressure something or someone. The clerk was pushing one brand so hard that I finally bought it.
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The scale and telephone technology of push polling are new; the concept itself, and the depths to which it can descend, unfortunately are not.
AT&T boasts the largest Push To Talk network in America, and its PTT service includes several differentiating features, including availability icons, quick group-calling and the ability to easily switch from a PTT session to a regular wireless voice call.
One contraction may be really strong and the mom may push on her own two or three times.
Preloading of SEVEN's push email software, specifically designed for simplified set-up for mass market adoption, has brought significant ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) increases to SEVEN's mobile operator partners.
Pedestrians cross Chandler Boulevard at Bellaire Avenue on Wednesday without having to push the button.
That's because guitar strings themselves can't push very much air," explains physicist Heiney.
Solow said banning push operations would essentially put Metrolink out of business.
The trick when shooting from a distance, experienced ballplayers know, is to give the ball an extra push.
One push of a button is all it takes to establish direct two-way contact and group calls.
But the one concept sure to draw the most attention at this year's show is the emergence of push technology - the method of sending tailored information directly to a computer desktop so users don't have to go on line to search for what they need.
The new update enhances VersaMail by adding Microsoft's Direct Push Technology, which gives users connected to an Exchange Server fast, automatic wireless updates of email, calendar and contact information.
Hurry, hurry, push, push has become the way of our children's lives.
The push email service will allow cable customers to access their email accounts, such as Cox email, Comcast email and Road Runner email, from their mobile phone.
ChatterEmail allows Treo smartphone users to directly access their IMAP or Microsoft Exchange email via push without the added complexity and expense of third party servers or a desktop redirector.
Operator introduces the Sonim XP1 Push to Talk, Ruggedized Phone for its NewWork Line for the Industrial Workforce