Push, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pushed p. pr. & vb. n. Pushing.]
1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat. --Milton.
2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned. --Ex. xxi. 32.
3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far. “ To push his fortune.”
Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor. --Spectator.
We are pushed for an answer. --Swift.
4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.