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