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push along

1. To shove, thrust, or otherwise propel someone or something forward or onward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "along." Sarah pushed me along in my wheelchair through the streets of the city. You can push along the shopping cart beside me, if you like.
2. To carry on traveling, moving, or proceeding forward. We pushed along through the dense jungle in the hope of finding our camp before nightfall. Our entire team has been pushing along to get this project finished ahead of Christmas.
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push someone or something along

to apply pressure to move someone or something along. The mother tried to push her child along, but he wouldn't go. Jane pushed the cart along, down the supermarket aisle.
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push along

to move along; to travel along as with a purpose. We must push along. We have a long way to travel before morning. They pushed along at a steady clip until they arrived at their destination.
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I even find myself occasionally getting too close to the said car in a pathetic attempt to try and push them along a bit quicker!
"Most people think about their muscles as power units designed to push them along as they run, but the muscles do get tired and failure to recognise this can cause some very significant problems.
On their way, they run into gas molecules and push them along. The minuscule wind, which reaches about 25 kilometers per hour, cools the pad's surface, Jewell-Larsen says.
Ready to join this year's Easter egg hunt, a waddling duck or hopping rabbit will come to life as preschoolers push them along. These simple wooden push toys are easy to make in a few hours (plus drying time for paint); setting their wheels off-center is what gives them their characteristic gaits.
"We tried to use a plastic water pipe to push them along and eventually they came out of the other end.