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push up

1. verb To shove, thrust, or press someone or something forcibly upward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "down." Push up the hatch so I can access the control panel. I pushed her up so she could scale the wall.
2. verb To advance something to an earlier status of production. Often used in passive constructions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "up." The project has been pushed up so it can be released before Christmas. The boss wants us to push the latest software patch up, but I don't think we can finish it any sooner.
3. noun An exercise in which one lies flat on one's stomach, pressing one's body up with one's hands while one's toes or knees remain on the ground. Typically spelled with a hyphen or as a single word. If you can't afford to go to a gym, push ups are a great all-around upper-body workout. I can't do normal push-ups, so I just do them on my knees. I really need to start working out—I can't even do a single pushup!
See also: push, up

push someone or something up

to raise or lift someone or something. Jake is sliding down again. Push him up. Push up the window, please.
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The rest between crunches, the weight machines and push ups are shorter.
"My first ever challenge was back in May 1987 when I did 4,100 push ups, with a metal plate on my back, in four and a half hours," he said.
London, Oct 04 (ANI): X Factor judge Simon Cowell has revealed his fitness regime, which includes doing 500 push ups everyday to keep his beer belly at bay.
People who look up the former paratrooper in the Hall of Fame will discover he completed the most consecutive martial arts bouts doing 131 in five hours and has the record for the most one-arm push ups having achieved 8,794 in five hours.
An inexpensive dumbbell set and enough room to do push ups and sit ups are all you need for a good strength-building routine.
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"Eventually Jennifer started to do push-ups too, and there was one-handed push ups, who could beat the other person?
"We were picking up this shot one day and so he stopped down, jumped down, and started doing his push ups. I just said 'I am sick of watching you do these' so I just matched him," she said.
In the maximum Push ups on one hand with 40 pounds back pack in one minute event.