push

n.

  1. A pustule; a pimple.
  2. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
  3. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
  4. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
  5. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.

v. t.

  1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
  2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
  3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
  4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
  5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.

v. i.

  1. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
  2. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
  3. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.