push aside

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push aside

1. To shove, thrust, or otherwise move someone or something to one side or out of someone's or something's way. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "aside." I would have been hit by that truck if you hadn't pushed me aside at the last moment. We'll need to push aside these chairs and tables to make room for the performance. Some jerk pushed Sarah aside and went onto the bus ahead of her.
2. To delay, ignore, or temporarily suspend the activity of something in order to use the time or resources for something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "aside." We've had to push this project aside too many times already—we should either commit to it now, or just cancel it outright. This new deal will require all our attention—all our other work will have to be pushed aside for the time being.
3. To ignore, disregard, or exclude someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "aside." I just feel like Tom has been pushing me aside lately to spend more time with his friends. Andrew says he's being pushed aside by his boss in work.
See also: aside, push

push someone or something aside

to shove someone or something to one side. Martha pushed Bill aside and went in ahead of him. He pushed aside the papers and laid his books on the desk.
See also: aside, push
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Chucklestone, who was trained by Jeff King and owned by Mark O'Connor, was so lazy you had to push him along for two miles, while Charlie Egerton's Paradise Navy, owned by Elite Racing, was the total opposite - he was a bridle horse who only needed to be pushed for 25 yards at the end of a race.
Push him along a surface for his mouth to snap open and closed.
Tom Queally had to push him along in the early stages and, while he briefly looked a danger when switched wide at the top of the straight, he found little under pressure and finished mid-division.
We''ve got to get the all-clear that he can start running and once he starts running, hopefully we can push him along.
Alby can swoop onto the board, using the momentum from his flight to push him along.
Having started at 2-13, According To John gave those who had backed him a bit of a scare as Dobbin started to push him along on the run to the final fence which he jumped about half-a-length down on Dark Diva.
"Harmison will be coming down to work with us at Nottingham, because we don't want to push him along too quickly," he explained.
Harmison will be coming down to work with us at Nottingham because we don't want to push him along too quickly.
He hasn't played since the end of last season but over the next three games I'm hoping he'll play 90 minutes and that will push him along nicely.''
``He hasn't played since the end of last season,but over the next three games I'm hoping he'll play 90 minutes and that will push him along nicely.''
Doncaster Rover was never happy on the surface according to Lermyte, who said: "I had to push him along right from the start, then he stumbled a little on the first bend and it was a battle all the way."
'The Wedding Planner' star used a long pole with wheels attached to push him along, reports the Sun.
Advice Back on next three starts Highland Castle David Elsworth Won, Haydock, July 2 Looked an unlikely winner at halfway when Jamie Spencer had to push him along to keep him interested at the back of the field.
Durcan continued to push him along until he came up behind the other runners.