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pushed

1. Under pressure (to do something). We're all really pushed to get these new processors ready in time for Christmas. You don't want your employees overworked, but they should be a bit pushed to keep them motivated.
2. Compelled (to do something); bothered (about something); interested (in something). Often used in the negative. A: "Do you still want to go into town today?" B: "I'm not pushed, to be honestly. I'd be just as happy to stay home." Are you pushed about keeping this, or can I throw it away?
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pushed

1. mod. pressured; hurried; under pressure from someone or something. Excuse my abruptness. I’m really pushed at the moment.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tom is a little pushed and can’t walk very straight.
3. mod. addicted to a drug. (see also push.) He used H. for years before he really got pushed.
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References in classic literature ?
I have not pushed it to the length of getting into a box to think, but that is the logical outcome of my convictions.
It had been at his side when he lay down to sleep--of that he was certain, for had he not pushed it from beneath him when its bulging bulk, pressing against his ribs, caused him discomfort?
'And having such a knowledge of our own umbleness, we must really take care that we're not pushed to the wall by them as isn't umble.
'But the war was not pushed. That is the Government custom.
Waiguru said if she was not pushed out, maybe there would never have been another scandal.
We've played 45 very difficult games and there's not been a second we've not pushed ourselves to the limit and I think the players deserve tremendous credit."
And that renaissance has not pushed the number of flights at Cardiff above its rivals just yet.
"Ukraine should be helped from both sides, not pushed by both sides," he said in his speech, referring to its relationships with both the EU and Russia.
Due to contractual agreements meaning money would not be paid to suppliers until the systems are in place, the delays have not pushed up the estimated cost of pounds 12.7 billion, the NAO said.
In December, the Australian bishops called for Hicks to be given "a prompt and just trial or returned to Australia." The Australian government has not pushed the U.S.
Congress threw a wrench in this process because the controversial nature of the Deficit Reduction Act delayed congressional approval of the bill, but the dates that provisions take effect were not pushed back to accommodate the delay.
One said: "Norman has not pushed Zoe but now she's told him she's determined to make the marriage work."
OLDER people should be fully involved at all levels of decision- making and not pushed to the sidelines.
The V-track design of the door unit allows it to be knocked outward to avoid damage, but not pushed inward.
A side benefit to learning the slide is that it gives your outside hitters an opportunity to get a strong attack on the ball even on a poor set, especially if it is not pushed out far enough.