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push toward

1. To move or proceed toward someone or something, especially with determination or in spite of some difficulty or hindrance. We pushed toward the river through the thick underbrush. An assailant began pushing toward the senator through the crowd of people.
2. To shove, thrust, or press someone or something toward someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "toward." I pushed her toward Jake so that she would finally ask him out. I pushed the desk toward the window.
3. To proceed or make progress in the direction of some goal or outcome especially with determination or in spite of some difficulty or hindrance. We've had a number of delays, but we're still pushing toward a December release date for the product. The government has pushed closer toward passing the controversial legislation.
4. To urge, cause, or compel someone to take some action. A number of corporate lobbyists are pushing the senators toward voting against the regulatory bill. My father pushed me toward studying law, but my real passion is for art.
5. To urge, cause, or compel someone or something in the direction of some goal or outcome. We've hired a new team to push the project toward completion. All of the new pressures this business is experiencing is pushing me toward an early retirement.
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push someone or something toward someone or something

to propel someone or something to someone or something. The drama coach got behind the shy young actor playing Romeo and pushed him toward Juliet. Clyde pushed his victim toward the edge of the cliff.
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push toward someone or something

to move or struggle toward someone or something. The crowd pushed toward the convicted man, but the police held them back. The horses pushed toward the corral gate.
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But, as much as he enriched our lives through laughter, his legacy will be longer and deeper if his passing pushes us toward a deeper and more compassionate understanding about mental illness.
Insofar as it does, we are able to make sense of the peculiar tension in the story, which speaks of intimacy but ignores its moral implications, and so pushes us toward the kind of conclusion too easily arrived at by familiar modes of argument.
In response to the publication of the overall figures, the Obesity Health Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations working together to reduce obesity by influencing Government policy, said: "The everincreasing number of children living with obesity is a clear reflection of the unhealthy wider environment that pushes us towards sugary and fatty food and drinks.
For now, "nothing pushes us towards the slightest action," he added.
She explained: "The ever increasing number of children living with obesity is a clear reflection of the unhealthy wider environment that pushes us towards sugary and fatty food and drinks.
Their work pushes us towards greater understanding of who we are, why are we here and what the future could hold (Hawking also discussed the possibility of time travel in one of his books -- a fantasy of many mere mortals).
This confirms that the battle against terrorism unites us and pushes us towards fortifying our commitment towards security cooperation." R.Z.
"This critical phase, in which your parliament was created, pushes us towards cooperation," he said.
Hadi Soesastro of CSIS argues that if the global economic crisis pushes us towards green or low carbon growth strategies in pursuing economic recovery then that would be a good thing.
As a director he makes this tale of racial tension and vigilantism believable, he grounds you in Walt's existence and point of view, and pushes us towards a powerful climax.
The expertise of our workers is still today helping raise the profile of this area, as massive regeneration and inward investment pushes us towards an ever-brighter future.
Whiston said, 'Daytime soaps need quite self-contained stories, which pushes us towards police, medical or vet stories.
"There's nothing that pushes us towards a different strategy."
This documentary looks at how modern life pushes us towards breaking point and talks to ordinary people who have "snapped".
(OHA), healthy." It's a clear reflection of the unhealthy wider environment that pushes us towards sugary and fatty food and drinks Obesity Health Alliance