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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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To draw, you assume a firing grip and push down -- that would be the direction of your toes -- which allows the LASH to push your slide back.
insurance industry, net income decreased 16% in 1998, and excess capital continues to push down prices.
In situations where a corporation has incurred debt in connection with its acquisition of stock of another corporation and these criteria are not met or where the SEC rules are not applicable to the transaction, push down of debt, while not required, is still an acceptable accounting method.
First, the oil pushes a slave piston downward so that the device engages with a crosshead used to push down on two exhaust valves.
Push down lightly on the back of your frog so that it jumps forward.
If so, the conclusions the FASB reaches in its consolidation project will dictate the push down amounts.
bowl over 1 : to hit and push down while moving quickly 2 : to surprise or impress very much
As you push down on the stick, you're pushing a seed from the hopper into the ground.
Push down on the wires to provide as much space as possible between them and the control box cover.
My concern with your lack of "toe off" is injury to the flexor tendons, which push down on the big toe.
The official said, however, that tax cuts for companies are likely to push down corporate tax revenues in the months ahead.
Try this activity: Form a rectangle with your index fingers and thumbs and have a friend push down on your fingers.