• To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
  • To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.
  • To press or urge forward; to drive.
  • To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.).
  • To continually exert oneself in order to achieve a goal.
  • To approach; to come close to.
  • To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
  • To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.
  • To make a higher bid at an auction.
  • To make an all-in bet.
  • To move (a pawn) directly forward.
  • To add (a data item) to the top of a stack.
  • To publish (an update, etc.) by transmitting it to other computers.
  • To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
  • To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot.
  • To strike the cue ball in such a way that it stays in contact with the cue and object ball at the same time (a foul shot).



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  • (from Old English þryccan ("to push")), Middle English scauten ("to push, thrust") (from Old Norse skota), Middle English thuden, thudden (from Old English þȳdan, þyddan). Partially displaced Middle English schoven ("to push, shove") (from Old English scofian), Middle English schuven ("to shove, push") (from Old English scūfan, scēofan)
  • Probably French poche. See pouch.

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