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push to

1. To shove, thrust, or forcibly move someone or something to a particular position. A noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "to." Tom pushed me to the side so the bicycle wouldn't hit me. Push this old sofa to the curb so the garbage truck will collect it tomorrow.
2. To shove, thrust, or press something shut. A noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "to." Push that door to—you're letting in a draft! Please push the latch to once you're done working on the control panel.
3. To compel, motivate, or force someone to take a particular action. The bullying at school pushed Tom to take up martial arts for self-defense. I grew up in abject poverty as a kid—it's what pushes me to have a successful career. The corporate lobbyists pushed the senators to vote against the proposed regulations.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

push someone or something to someone or something

to propel someone or something to or as far as someone or something. Max pushed Lefty to the window and made him look out. I pushed the chair to the window.
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push someone to something

to try to drive or force a person to do something. After the bankruptcy the board pushed the president to resign. We pushed her to reconsider, but her mind was made up.
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push something to

to close or nearly close something, such as a door. The door is open a little. Please push it to. Todd came in and pushed the door to.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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US wireless communication services provider Verizon Wireless announced on Wednesday its Push to Talk is available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone, as of 30 March 2010.
Customers can add Push to Talk to their plans by calling 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or online via My Business Account at http://www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon or Verizon Enterprise Center at https://enterprisecenter.verizonbusiness.com.
Finnish telecomms solutions provider Nokia said on Friday (28 May) that it had signed an agreement with the Chinese mobile operator Guangdong Mobile Communications Corporation Ltd (MCC) to trial push to talk service in China.
Under the agreement, Guangdong MCC would undertake market trials, where its lead customers would trial push to talk with Nokia terminals over Nokia Push to talk over Cellular infrastructure.
And "the Clinton Administration is by no means blameless" in the push to revive the moribund nuclear industry, she says, especially because of its support for development of "advanced" nuclear plants.
Now the Bush Administration and the atomic industry are seeking to use it as a financial umbrella for the push to revive nuclear power.
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Finnish telecomms solutions provider Nokia announced on Monday (23 February) that it had entered into a cooperation agreement with the South Korean telecomms solutions provider Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in order to bring Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) technology to the mass market.
Under the cooperation, Samsung planned to introduce push to talk in several of its mobile terminal products during 2004 and 2005, utilizing Nokia's PoC technology.
Mike, the weak hook dropper: If he sees no threat to the weakside flat and that Wil is available to hold off #1, Mike can push to #3 and stack on him with depth, staying alert to the checkdown.
Mike, seeing #3 push to the flat and #2 working the seam with Sam covering him, must work to extend his coverage to any deep inside breaking pattern receiver (i.e., #1).