1. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

    Synonyms : bear on
    Type Of : urge on, exhort, press, urge
    Examples :
    • He pushed her to finish her doctorate
  2. the act of applying force in order to move something away

    Synonyms : pushing
    Type Of : propulsion, actuation
    Examples :
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  3. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

    Synonyms : press
    Type Of : force
    Examples :
    • `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
  4. an electrical switch operated by pressing

    Synonyms : button, push button
    Type Of : electric switch, electrical switch, switch
    Examples :
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
  5. move with force

    Synonyms : force
    Antonyms : pull
    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • He pushed the table into a corner
  6. strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    Synonyms : drive, labor, labour, tug
    Type Of : struggle, fight
    Examples :
    • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
  7. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

    Synonyms : advertise, advertize, promote
    Type Of : praise
    Examples :
    • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
  8. approach a certain age or speed

    Synonyms : crowd
    Type Of : draw close, come on, draw near, near, go up, approach, come near
    Examples :
    • She is pushing fifty
  9. the force used in pushing

    Synonyms : thrust
    Type Of : force
    Examples :
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
  10. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

    Synonyms : agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press
    Type Of : advertize, advertise, promote
    Examples :
    • The liberal party pushed for reforms
    • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
  11. enterprising or ambitious drive

    Synonyms : energy, get-up-and-go
    Type Of : drive
  12. an effort to advance

    Type Of : advance, progress, forward motion, progression, procession, onward motion, advancement
    Examples :
    • the army made a push toward the sea
  13. move strenuously and with effort

    Type Of : move, locomote, travel, go
    Examples :
    • The crowd pushed forward
  14. press against forcefully without moving

    Type Of : press
    Examples :
    • she pushed against the wall with all her strength
  15. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

    Type Of : sell, deal, trade
    Examples :
    • The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs


  1. having a hole cut through

    Synonyms : perforated, pierced, punctured
    Examples :
    • a perforated eardrum
  2. pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

    Synonyms : penetrate
    Type Of : get in, move into, go in, go into, enter, get into, come in
  3. make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

    Synonyms : punch
    Type Of : pierce
    Examples :
    • perforate the sheets of paper


  1. distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer

    Type Of : broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread


  1. put forward, as of an idea

    Type Of : advise, counsel, rede


  1. serving as an essential component

    Synonyms : cardinal, central, fundamental, key
  2. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    Synonyms : aboriginal, primaeval, primeval, primordial
    Examples :
    • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth


  1. a superiority in numbers or amount

    Synonyms : prevalence
    Type Of : figure, number
    Examples :
    • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant
  2. exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

    Type Of : heaviness, weightiness
    Examples :
    • the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale
  3. superiority in power or influence

    Type Of : power, powerfulness
    Examples :
    • the preponderance of good over evil
    • the preponderance of wealth and power


  1. treat with excessive indulgence

    Synonyms : baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, spoil
    Type Of : do by, handle, treat
    Examples :
    • grandparents often pamper the children


  1. constitution of the human body

    Synonyms : body-build, build, habitus
    Type Of : bodily property
  2. alternative names for the body of a human being

    Synonyms : anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, shape, soma
    Type Of : organic structure, body
    Examples :
    • he has a strong physique


  1. bulge outward

    Synonyms : bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out, pop out, protrude, start
    Type Of : deform, change form, change shape
    Examples :
    • His eyes popped
  2. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

    Synonyms : dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa
    Type Of : begetter, male parent, father
  3. music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

    Synonyms : pop music
    Type Of : popular music, popular music genre
  4. a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork

    Synonyms : popping
    Type Of : sound
  5. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

    Synonyms : soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic
    Type Of : soft drink
  6. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

    Synonyms : popular
  7. drink down entirely

    Synonyms : belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pour down, toss off
    Type Of : drink, imbibe
    Examples :
    • They popped a few beer after work
  8. appear suddenly or unexpectedly

    Synonyms : crop up, pop up
    Type Of : appear
    Examples :
    • The farm popped into view as we turned the corner
    • He suddenly popped up out of nowhere
  9. burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

    Type Of : break open, burst, split
    Examples :
    • The balloon popped
    • This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven
  10. cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound

    Type Of : burst, collapse
    Examples :
    • The child popped the balloon
  11. cause to make a sharp explosive sound

    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • He popped the champagne bottle
  12. fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise

    Type Of : discharge, fire
    Examples :
    • The soldiers were popping
  13. hit a pop-fly

    Type Of : hit
    Examples :
    • He popped out to shortstop
  14. hit or strike

    Type Of : hit
    Examples :
    • He popped me on the head
  15. make a sharp explosive noise

    Type Of : go, sound
    Examples :
    • The cork of the champagne bottle popped
  16. put or thrust suddenly and forcefully

    Type Of : throw, thrust
    Examples :
    • pop the pizza into the microwave oven
    • He popped the petit-four into his mouth
  17. release suddenly

    Type Of : let go of, let go, release, relinquish
    Examples :
    • pop the clutch
  18. take drugs, especially orally

    Type Of : inject
    Examples :
    • The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves


  1. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    Synonyms : easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton
  2. not selective of a single class or person

    Examples :
    • Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money