To push on
Push Push, v. i. 1. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed. [1913 Webster]

At the time of the end shall the kind of the south push at him and the king of the north shall come against him. --Dan. xi. 40. [1913 Webster]

War seemed asleep for nine long years; at length Both sides resolved to push, we tried our strength. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot. [1913 Webster]

{To push on}, to drive or urge forward; to hasten. [1913 Webster]

The rider pushed on at a rapid pace. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To thrust on — Thrust Thrust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrust}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrusting}.] [OE. ?rusten, ?risten, ?resten, Icel. ?r?st? to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.] 1. To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • push on — intransitive verb Date: 1707 to continue on one s way ; proceed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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