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push someone or something back (from someone or something)

to move or force someone or something back from someone or something. I quickly pushed her back from the edge. She almost fell over. There wasn't enough room, so we pushed back the furniture. Tony pushed Jane back from the edge.
See also: back, push

push back

v.
1. To move or force something backward by applying pressure: Push that glass back from the edge of the table. The police managed to push back the protestors by using tear gas.
2. To delay something until a future time; postpone something: We should push back the deadline so that we have more time to work on the project. They pushed the meeting back to Thursday because two of the officers were sick.
See also: back, push
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The funding cut could push back the development of the Orion crew exploration vehicle, the spacecraft that will replace the space shuttle fleet and serve as the cornerstone for efforts to return astronauts to the moon.
We're very concerned at the level of push back we're seeing in some areas.
As more particles push back, the person can swim--.
Nirenstein contends that it is impossible to push back at the ground while running.
When last year's Monitoring the Future Study found that illegal drug use was down among teenagers, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) trumpeted the results as evidence that "when we push back against the drug problem, it gets smaller.
Most people would agree, but where you get the push back is politically.
By keeping water in the pool, its weight will push back against the water underneath.
With additional studies, heated deliberations and a legal fight expected to push back the next generation of a proposed guide for New Jersey's growth/no growth areas until late 2003 or 2004, attention needs to be refocused on initiatives that would streamline regulatory procedures to help spur development in mutually-accepted regions.
Newly discovered fossilized salamanders push back a milestone in amphibian evolution by more than 100 million years, paleontologists say.
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A court suspension today would push back the closing date of Total's offer from September 8.
Housing Sector: Sometimes you can only take so much negative press before you start to push back.
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ANZ says it was informed in April that first delivery had been pushed back to early 2012 but says today that Boeing has just confirmed a further delay that will push back delivery by a full year.
In case Carl does not know, the five holidays that push back trash pickup are, in order, New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.