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push on someone or something
to put pressure on someone or something. Don't push on me! I can't move any faster than the person in front of me! Push on this button if you want the steward to come. Push on the door a little. It will open.
push on(to something)
1. to move on to another topic; to stop doing one thing and move on to another. Okay. Let's push on to the next topic. Let us push on. We are nearly finished with the list.
2. to travel onward to something or some place. We left Denver and pushed on to Omaha. Let us push on. We are nearly there.
push on (with something)
to continue to try to make progress with something. Let's push on with this project. We must finish it soon. Yes, let's push on and finish.
push someone or something on (ahead) (of someone or something)
to move or propel someone or something ahead. He did not want to go in with me, but I pushed him on forward or ahead of me. I went into each room to clean it, pushing the laundry carton ahead. She paused for a moment to rest, and then pushed the baby stroller on.
to continue to go forward press on Although we needed to stop and rest, we decided to press on in order to reach the river by evening.
1. Also, press on. Continue or proceed along one's way, as in The path was barely visible, but we pushed on, or It's time to push on to the next item on the agenda. [Early 1700s]
2. push something on someone. Thrust something on someone for acceptance or attention, as in She's always pushing second helpings on her guests. [Early 1700s]
1. To apply pressure to something: Push on the green button to open the door.
2. To continue in a determined manner, despite setbacks or difficulties: The terrain was rugged, but the travelers pushed on. I have to push on with my final term paper.