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push down

1. To shove, thrust, or press someone or something forcibly downward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "down." His older brother kept pushing him down so he couldn't reach the toy on the shelf. I keep pushing down the lid, but it won't stay shut.
2. To shove, thrust, or press someone or something forcibly down and into something. A noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "down." I pushed the bag of money down the drain pipe so the police wouldn't find it. Investigators believe someone pushed the poor woman down the well.
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push someone or something down

to force someone or something downward. Every time he tried to get up, the other boys pushed him down again. I pushed down the button and the machine began to operate.
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Refinery shutdowns helped push down the price of oil and other energy futures.
The company's Yajima plant will reduce its production of the Subaru Legacy and other passenger cars by 35,000 units and its main factory will push down its output of Subaru minivehicles by 5,000 units.
"As you push down on the accelerator, all of a sudden you find that you're in a different gear."
Districts aiming to push down algebra must build structures that keep students in math for all four years of high school.
"A steady erosion of previously expected gains in per capita poultry consumption will likely push down global poultry consumption in 2006, currently estimated at 81.8 million tons, nearly 3 million tons lower than the previous 2006 estimate of 84.6 million tons," said FAO commodity specialist Nancy Morgan.
To reset the relay, remove the intake cover and use a pencil or small screwdriver to push down on the relay switch located at the bottom of the control panel.
dollar and into other world currencies in a move likely to push down the value of the greenback," reported the January 10 Washington Post.
There's a song on the new record, "Force Fed," about resisting what companies are trying to push down your throat.
dollar could work to push down copper prices, a continued strike in North America is creating some concern about a potential shortage of copper on the market.
Push down on your heels--don't worry if they don't touch the ground in the early stages of your yoga practice.
With the new financial year less than a month old, reminder letters are already beginning to be sent out as part of a new drive to push down the amount of council tax owed to the council.
Push down. Is it hard or easy to lift the book with the marker?
As the major carriers push down into lower-income markets to increase revenues, cost cutting--particularly reducing the cost of connecting wireless calls to the fixed phone system--will be a big part of the strategy.
"Especially now, when the economy is facing a downturn, most of the adult community is being a little bit more conservative, so there is a tendency to push down or destroy things that are confrontational that come from youth culture," he says.