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pushed

1. Under pressure (to do something). We're all really pushed to get these new processors ready in time for Christmas. You don't want your employees overworked, but they should be a bit pushed to keep them motivated.
2. Compelled (to do something); bothered (about something); interested (in something). Often used in the negative. A: "Do you still want to go into town today?" B: "I'm not pushed, to be honestly. I'd be just as happy to stay home." Are you pushed about keeping this, or can I throw it away?
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pushed

1. mod. pressured; hurried; under pressure from someone or something. Excuse my abruptness. I’m really pushed at the moment.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tom is a little pushed and can’t walk very straight.
3. mod. addicted to a drug. (see also push.) He used H. for years before he really got pushed.
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When conditions dictate, shorter joints can be pushed from shorter pits with different track extension configurations.
On flat surfaces, this device enables the chair to be pushed and controlled using one hand.
8, compared with those who pushed immediately and a confidence interval of 0.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a bulletin stating that debt should be pushed down if "(1) [Target] is to assume the debt of [Holding,] either presently or in a planned transaction in the future; (2) the proceeds of a debt or equity offering of [Target] will be used to retire all or a part of [Holding's] debt; or (3) [Target] guarantees or pledges its assets as collateral for [Holding's] debt.
3 Get even with the defender, don't get pushed outside.
My stranger, if pushed to the bottom, would simply have to start over again.
He is being pushed from Pilate to Caiaphas and Herod.