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Push back   /pʊʃ bæk/   Listen
Push back

verb
1.
Cause to move back by force or influence.  Synonyms: beat back, drive, force back, repel, repulse.  "Push back the urge to smoke" , "Beat back the invaders"






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"Push back" Quotes from Famous Books



... a large bed, planked all round, and after his bruises were attended to by an old woman, the sliding panel was shut upon him. A kind of fever set his ideas wandering, and sometimes he fancied that he heard the voice of Flora Mac-Ivor speaking in the hut without. He tried to push back the panel, but the inmates had secured it on the ...
— Red Cap Tales - Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North • Samuel Rutherford Crockett

... of the mansion to push back his long, curling hair; and with a glance behind him, toward Cloud, meant as a caution to that intelligent animal and to Longears, deposited ...
— The Last of the Foresters • John Esten Cooke



Words linked to "Push back" :   beat back, offense, offensive, force, attract, push, offence, repulse



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