push down

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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.
See also: down, push

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.
See also: down, push
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He was surprised by the defendant beating him and dragging him to the edge where he threatened to push him down if he did not return the bond and its copies.
Paul managed to stay upright and not let the lion push him down to the ground.
I was leaving the house to pick up my daughter from school and while trying to lift my son in the wheelchair up a step at the front door and push him down the ramp outside, my dog ran off into the road in front of queuing traffic.
"I need Colin, Carlos Sainz, Tommi Makinen and my team-mate Juha Kankkunen to finish between me and Marcus to push him down to sixth.
grabbed him and tried to push him down but he could not.