To push down
Push Push, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pushed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pushing}.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare, v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See {Pulse} a beating, and cf. {Pursy}.] 1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to {draw}. [1913 Webster]

Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore. [1913 Webster]

If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned. --Ex. xxi. 32. [1913 Webster]

3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. `` To push his fortune.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

We are pushed for an answer. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass. [1913 Webster]

5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease. [1913 Webster]

{To push down}, to overthrow by pushing or impulse. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To cast down — Cast Cast (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dig down — Dig Dig (d[i^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dug} (d[u^]g) or {Digged} (d[i^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Digging}. Digged is archaic.] [OE. diggen, perh. the same word as diken, dichen (see {Dike}, {Ditch}); cf. Dan. dige to dig, dige a ditch; or (?) akin to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • push-down storage — noun a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO) • Syn: ↑push down store, ↑stack • Hypernyms: ↑memory device, ↑storage device …   Useful english dictionary

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  • push down — verb cause to come or go down (Freq. 1) The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet • Syn: ↑down, ↑knock down, ↑cut down, ↑pull down …   Useful english dictionary

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