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1. To move in front of someone or something forcibly or by pushing them or it out of one's way. Some jerk pushed past me in line at the bank today. I wanted to push past the barriers so I could get a better view. I tried to push past, but there were too many people ahead of me.
2. To deal with or resolve some particular difficulty, hindrance, or impediment in order to continue to proceed or make progress. We've got to push past these setbacks and get this project finished on time. The company is trying to push past a number of allegations that have been made about its hiring practices. You've got to push past the pain if you want to become the best athlete in the country.
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push past (someone or something)
to force one's way past someone or something. (Considered a rude act.) Nick pushed past the others and made himself first in line. I pushed past the gate and went right in.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.