He closed the door with a push.
The fight between the boys began with pushes and shoves.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
The energy from the burning fuel gives the rocket the push it needs to reach escape velocity.
Unequal push from the plane's two engines made it veer off course.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
He's an investor with the necessary money and push to succeed.
Many co-workers view her push as shameless self promotion.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
The elevator button may need another push to activate it.
Frantic pushes of the doorbell woke John up from a deep sleep.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
The army was engaged in a push against guerilla strongholds.
There is a push on now to spend the budget before year's end.
It was a huge push, but Mary completed her thesis in time to graduate this year.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
NOTE: metaphoric extension of Sense 1 that refers to situations, settings
Her career was given a push by the success of her last film.
Johnny needed a push from his parents to buckle down and study.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: Idiom - push comes to shove
When push comes to shove, people look out for their own needs.
They will probably back down when push comes to shove.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom