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push along

1. To shove, thrust, or otherwise propel someone or something forward or onward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "along." Sarah pushed me along in my wheelchair through the streets of the city. You can push along the shopping cart beside me, if you like.
2. To carry on traveling, moving, or proceeding forward. We pushed along through the dense jungle in the hope of finding our camp before nightfall. Our entire team has been pushing along to get this project finished ahead of Christmas.
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push someone or something along

to apply pressure to move someone or something along. The mother tried to push her child along, but he wouldn't go. Jane pushed the cart along, down the supermarket aisle.
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push along

to move along; to travel along as with a purpose. We must push along. We have a long way to travel before morning. They pushed along at a steady clip until they arrived at their destination.
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References in classic literature ?
In a moment Adam turned him round, seized his other shoulder, and, pushing him along, pinned him against the wall.
"I hope I am pushing him along, though, as I felt I did to David Marshall when I was at Norwich.
"I wasn't worried when Tony was pushing him along in the early stages, he was just getting warmed up." Due to late National Hunt declarations we are unable to print tomorrow's cards.
Bell, who has played for Cov & NW since he was just nine years old and now has younger brother, Keith, pushing him along from the club's second XI, had some vital backing at the crease.
The 2000 National winner was very sluggish earlier in the race and Ruby Walsh had to start pushing him along with almost a circuit still to run but he was totally unsuited by the soft ground.