push off
intransitive verb Date: 1798 set out <
we pushed off for home
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • push off — or[shove off] {v.} 1. To push a boat away from the shore. * /Before Tom could reach the boat, Jake had shoved off./ 2. {slang} To start; leave. * /We were ready to push off at ten o clock, but had to wait for Jill./ * /Jim was planning to stay at …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push off — or[shove off] {v.} 1. To push a boat away from the shore. * /Before Tom could reach the boat, Jake had shoved off./ 2. {slang} To start; leave. * /We were ready to push off at ten o clock, but had to wait for Jill./ * /Jim was planning to stay at …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push\ off — • push off • shove off v 1. To push a boat away from the shore. Before Tom could reach the boat, Jake had shoved off. 2. slang To start; leave. We were ready to push off at ten o clock, but had to wait for Jill. Jim was planning to stay at the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • push off — Brit. informal go away; depart. → push push off exert pressure with an oar so as to move a boat out from a bank. → push …   English new terms dictionary

  • push off — / push on [v] leave; go to another place beat it*, continue, depart, exit, fare, get away, get lost*, go, go away, hie, hit the road*, journey, keep going, launch, light out, make oneself scarce*, make progress, pass, proceed, process, pull out,… …   New thesaurus

  • push off — phrasal verb Word forms push off : present tense I/you/we/they push off he/she/it pushes off present participle pushing off past tense pushed off past participle pushed off 1) [intransitive] informal old fashioned to leave a place I ll wait ten… …   English dictionary

  • push off — PHRASAL VERB: usu imper (disapproval) If you tell someone to push off, you are telling them rather rudely to go away. [INFORMAL] [V P] Push off, Bob …   English dictionary

  • push off — informal you re not welcome here, so push off Syn: go away, depart, leave, get out; go, get moving, be off (with you), shoo; informal skedaddle, vamoose, split, scram, run along, beat it, get lost, shove off, buzz off, clear off, bug off …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • push off — AND shove off in. to leave. (As if one were pushing away from a dock.) □ Well, it looks like it’s time to push off. □ It’s time to go. Let’s shove off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • push-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from push off, v. 1. a. : the action of pushing off b. : send off 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • push-off — atsispyrimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Energingas, žaibiškas spaudimas koja (kojomis) į atramą, sukeliantis didesnes už tikrąją kūno masę atremties reakcijos jėgas, kurios stumia kūną priešinga spaudimui kryptimi, kol… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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