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push off

 and shove off
to leave. (As if one were pushing a boat away from a dock.) Well, it looks like it's time to push off. It's time to go. Let's shove off.
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push (oneself) off (on something)

[for someone in a boat] to apply pressure to something on the shore, thus propelling the boat and oneself away. The weekend sailor pushed himself off on the boat he had been moored to. We pushed off on the dock.
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push someone or something off (of) someone or something

 and push someone or something off
to apply pressure to and force someone or something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) He continued to come at me, but I managed to push him off me and escape. I pushed off the attacker.
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push off

to leave The settlers who pushed off for the far west opened the land for farming.
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push off

Also, shove off. Leave, set out, depart, as in The patrol pushed off before dawn, or It's time to shove off. This usage alludes to the literal meaning of a person in a boat pushing against the bank or dock to move away from the shore. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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push off

v.
1. To shove or thrust something or someone from a place: She climbed up to the roof and pushed off the snow. He pushed a glass off the table, and it shattered.
2. To set out; depart: The infantry patrol pushed off before dawn.
3. To launch or move away by pushing against a surface: I can jump higher when I push off the ground with my left foot. We got in the boat and pushed off from the dock.
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Push off on back and glide and flutter kick (dolphin kick optional) with arms extended as in prone glide (streamlining, 20-40 feet).
Push off the back leg, driving the knee up and forward to get as much height and distance as possible Repeat alternating legs 10 times.
I can put pressure on (the foot), can't push off on it yet.
Unlike the fullback dive, where he runs straight ahead with the ball covered up in the arms, the fullback must counter-step forward and push off his outside foot on his first cut - meanwhile looking for a blitzing LB.
At the launch spot, we don personal flotation devices, grab a paddle and are ready to push off.
Lynch said he couldn't even push off his foot Wednesday.
Aside to Randy Moss: Against Rams, you don't even need to push off.
Bernson also managed to push off consideration of several related matters to require more mitigations on the landfill, saying that approval of any of them would indicate council support for reopening the landfill.
They did squint for a bit, achieving a 20-20 deadlock at the 3:09 mark in round one when Piatkowski nailed a 3-point push off a fast-break feed from Troy Hudson.
I can't really push off and turn, and that's a big part of my game,'' Cullen said.
The blocks are designed as a training aid to help sprinters learn how to push off properly.
The only problem is I don't have as much push off my left leg.
Murray is a 6-foot-2, 219 pounder whom Kings coach Larry Robinson said is difficult to push off the puck and willing to take a check to get a shot off.