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push against

1. To put constant forceful pressure on someone or something. People kept pushing against me from behind while I was trying to watch the show. I can't open the door because something on the other side is pushing against it.
2. To press, shove, or thrust someone or something in forcible contact with someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "against." The bully pushed Billy against the wall and threatened to steal his lunch money. Someone pushed a table against the door from the other side so no one could open it.
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push (up) against someone or something

to put pressure on someone or something. The small dog pushed up against me, wagging its tail. Push up against the ceiling tile while I try to tack it back in place.
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push something (up) against someone or something

to press something against someone or something. I pushed the chair up against the door to prevent the robber from getting in. Accidentally, I pushed the door against Donna and hurt her sore elbow.
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And when she refused, the man threatened to take her to a bank before pushing her against a wall.
Shouting and swearing at her, Thorne cornered his former partner before grabbing her by the neck and pushing her against the cooker." "He said: 'You are going to pay'," Ms Laverick said.
denies physically assaulting her by pushing her against the railings and pleads not guilty to a sex assault.
The dad-of-three attacked her at her flat on May 30 this year, grabbing her by the throat and pushing her against a wall.
He eventually ran off empty-handed after pushing her against a wall.
The court heard the County Durham teenager followed the 15-year-old on August 25 and asked her if she was seeing someone else, before pushing her against a wall and banging her head against it.
Lynne Bartlett, prosecuting, said: 'Western grabbed her by the neck with both hands, pushing her against the wall and shook her.