push (someone or something) into (something)
1. To insert something into something else by shoving, thrusting, or pressing it. You'll need to push the fuse into circuit board if you want to restore power to the system. Push the key into the ignition and turn it to start the car.
2. To force someone or something into something or some place by shoving, thrusting, or pressing on them or it. He pushed me into the house and shut the door behind us. I was just pushing this into the shed to get it out of the way.
3. By extension, to coerce or force someone to do something. Hey, stop pushing me into this deal—I told you that I'm not ready to sign anything yet. The bank pushed us into a financial arrangement that we really weren't happy with.
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push (someone, something, or an animal) into something
to guide, shove, or press someone, something, or an animal inside of something. I pushed the lawn mower into the garage and closed the door. I opened the garage door and pushed the dog in.
push someone or something into someone or something
to cause someone or something to bump into someone or something. Todd accidentally pushed Marlene into Bill. I pushed the lawn mower into the tree by accident.
push someone into somethingand push someone in
to force someone into a situation; to force someone to do something. They are trying to push me into signing the contract. Please don't push me into it! You pushed me in!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.