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push down

1. To shove, thrust, or press someone or something forcibly downward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "down." His older brother kept pushing him down so he couldn't reach the toy on the shelf. I keep pushing down the lid, but it won't stay shut.
2. To shove, thrust, or press someone or something forcibly down and into something. A noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "down." I pushed the bag of money down the drain pipe so the police wouldn't find it. Investigators believe someone pushed the poor woman down the well.
See also: down, push
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

push someone or something down

to force someone or something downward. Every time he tried to get up, the other boys pushed him down again. I pushed down the button and the machine began to operate.
See also: down, push
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Well if I hadn't thee would have pushed us down, thee sees," said Phineas, as he stooped to apply his bandage.
'The four persons stepped down and came to our car and pushed us down on gunpoint and then they bundled me into their car and sped away towards unknown place while hurling threats towards my friend Umair,' Rafia Azam alleged.
They appreciated and used it until the terrible storm that pushed us down. Enterprise Bank came after that followed by Spring Bank and they still used the building until Heritage Bank took over and we started having issues on the property, especially on the one at Agbowo and Iwo road, they treat me how they like because I am no more there and I have faded out.
"The worker just came up, and pushed us down the drop.
"Two defeats close together certainly pushed us down a bit.
A few had been hosed down by police decades ago, and the force of that water reminds them of resistance, those clubbing shots, the shoves that pushed us down to the ground or brought us to our knees to pray.
"This result has pushed us down to fifth from bottom just three points above Prestatyn.
"The FAI have pushed us down this road, pressuring guys my age to get their coaching badges and learn about every aspect of the game.
And it was Gareth's insight and nous which pushed us down that road.
'It's very frustrating because none of the teams that could have pushed us down the table to third or fourth have won - and now we've joined them.'
"As the waves came over, it pushed us down and threw us about, like we were in a washing machine."
We were 10th fastest after the first session and in the second session everyone went faster, which pushed us down to 18th when it was our turn.''