push at (someone or something)

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push at (someone or something)

To apply continuous or repeated pressure on someone or something. You can push at that thing all you want—there's no way you'll get it to budge. I'm moving, I'm moving! You don't have to keep pushing at me!
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push at someone or something

to apply pressure to and try to move someone or something. She pushed at him, trying to get him to get out of the way, but he wouldn't budge. Mary pushed at the door, trying to open it against the wind. There is no need for you to push at me so hard.
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Second-guessing one jockey and the betting public may well have been too speculative for many punters anyway, but the recommendation was going to be Don't Push It at 12-1 to start the Grand National favourite.
Tony McCoy is unsure if he will ride Don't Push it at this year's Grand National Picture by Colin
McCoy said: "I've won the English, Irish and now Welsh Nationals for Jonjo and JP, so that's very special and something I'll cherish" The pounds 80,000 prize, carried over from Christmas, will not earn the multiple champion jockey the same widespread recognition as his triumph aboard Don't Push It at Aintree last year.
The pounds 80,000 prize, carried over from Christmas, will not earn the champion jockey the same widespread recognition as his triumph aboard Don't Push It at Aintree last year.
And most famously ending his John Smith's Grand National hoodoo at the 15th attempt on Don't Push It at Aintree last April leading to him being voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year last month.