push aside

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push aside

1. To shove, thrust, or otherwise move someone or something to one side or out of someone's or something's way. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "aside." I would have been hit by that truck if you hadn't pushed me aside at the last moment. We'll need to push aside these chairs and tables to make room for the performance. Some jerk pushed Sarah aside and went onto the bus ahead of her.
2. To delay, ignore, or temporarily suspend the activity of something in order to use the time or resources for something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "aside." We've had to push this project aside too many times already—we should either commit to it now, or just cancel it outright. This new deal will require all our attention—all our other work will have to be pushed aside for the time being.
3. To ignore, disregard, or exclude someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "aside." I just feel like Tom has been pushing me aside lately to spend more time with his friends. Andrew says he's being pushed aside by his boss in work.
See also: aside, push
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

push someone or something aside

to shove someone or something to one side. Martha pushed Bill aside and went in ahead of him. He pushed aside the papers and laid his books on the desk.
See also: aside, push
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
So he pushed along on his journey, and all went well until he had passed the little town of Stanger, once the site of Duguza, the kraal of Chaka, the first Zulu king and the uncle of Cetywayo.
Stepping in for a moment at the open gate and looking around me with the uncomfortable air of a stranger who had no business there, I saw the auctioneer's clerk walking on the casks and telling them off for the information of a catalogue compiler, pen in hand, who made a temporary desk of the wheeled chair I had so often pushed along to the tune of Old Clem.
Coquenard entered, pushed along upon his armchair with casters by Mme.
She is pushed along into the same lot with Tom and two other men, and goes off, weeping as she goes.
Struggling by her side, Helen was suddenly overcome by the spirit of movement, and pushed along with her skirts wrapping themselves round her knees, and both arms to her hair.
Baxter had taken me a room communicating with his own, and after lunch introduced me to a tall, horse-headed elderly lady of decided manners, whom a white-haired maid pushed along in a bath-chair through the park-like grounds of the Hydro.
5 23/PP3 DON POLI (21) (C) P Kirby 10 11-3 Mr P W Mullins 126 GS 9-2 (11-0) Held up, pushed along in rear before 3 out, left moderate 4th and no impression 3 out, moderate 3rd from next, 3rd of 5, 35l behind Jury Duty (11-10) at Down Royal 3m 2f chs sft in Mar JOCKEY'S NATIONAL FORM: O F
The 58-year-old looked visibly angry, though was pushed along through the crowd before any further incident could take place.
The juvenile was pushed along two out by Andrea Atzeni but quickened nicely clear to slam Bullion Boss (6-1) by two lengths.
6 TOTAL RECALL 14-1 Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 18th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, travelling better and 6 lengths 6th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Native River at Cheltenham 3m 2f chs G1 (1) sft in Mar, 15 ran.
In a maiden that could well produce a couple of winners, she ran green in the early part of the race and was pushed along to maintain her concentration, but she did make nice headway to be on the heels of the leaders turning in.
Held up towards the back, Desoto County was being pushed along but weaved his way through to get in the money.
A VAN which ran out of fuel on the A55 at night was pushed along the road by a car, a court heard.
Holly - who lives with TV producer husband Dan Baldwin and their two other children, Harry, five, and Belle, three - carried her six-week-old bundle of joy in a trendy black Hana baby wrap as she pushed along her pram.
They are inserted into the pipeline and are pushed along by the flowing product.