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Push vs. Stroke

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  • Push (verb)

    To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.

    "In his anger he pushed me against the wall and threatened me."

    "You need to push quite hard to get this door open."

  • Push (verb)

    To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.

  • Push (verb)

    To press or urge forward; to drive.

    "to push an objection too far; to push one's luck"

  • Push (verb)

    To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.).

    "Stop pushing the issue — I'm not interested."

    "They're pushing that perfume again."

    "There were two men hanging around the school gates today, pushing drugs."

  • Push (verb)

    To approach; to come close to.

    "My old car is pushing 250,000 miles."

    "He's pushing sixty. (= he's nearly sixty years old)"

  • Push (verb)

    To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.

    "During childbirth, there are times when the obstetrician advises the woman not to push."

  • Push (verb)

    To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.

  • Push (verb)

    To make a higher bid at an auction.

  • Push (verb)

    To make an all-in bet.

  • Push (verb)

    To move (a pawn) directly forward.

  • Push (verb)

    To add (a data item) to the top of a stack.

  • Push (verb)

    To publish (an update, etc.) by transmitting it to other computers.

  • Push (verb)

    To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.

  • Push (verb)

    To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot.

  • Push (verb)

    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)

  • Push (noun)

    A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.

    "Give the door a hard push if it sticks."

  • Push (noun)

    An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents.

    "One more push and the baby will be out."

  • Push (noun)

    A great effort (to do something).

    "Some details got lost in the push to get the project done."

    "Let's give one last push on our advertising campaign."

  • Push (noun)

    An attempt to persuade someone into a particular course of action.

  • Push (noun)

    A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music.

  • Push (noun)

    A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score

  • Push (noun)

    The addition of a data item to the top of a stack.

  • Push (noun)

    The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request, as in server push, push technology.

  • Push (noun)

    A particular crowd or throng or people.

  • Push (noun)

    A foul shot in which the cue ball is in contact with the cue and the object ball at the same time

  • Push (noun)

    A pustule; a pimple.

  • Stroke (noun)

    An act of stroking moving one's hand over a surface.

    "She gave the cat a stroke."

  • Stroke (noun)

    A blow or hit.

    "a stroke on the chin"

  • Stroke (noun)

    A single movement with a tool.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A single act of striking at the ball with a club.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A thrust of a piston.

  • Stroke (noun)

    One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished.

    "the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or of an oar in rowing"

    "the stroke of a skater, swimmer, etc."

  • Stroke (noun)

    A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort.

    "a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy"

  • Stroke (noun)

    A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement, particularly:

  • Stroke (noun)

    An act of striking with a weapon

  • Stroke (noun)

    The slash, /.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The formal name of the individual horizontal strikethroughs (as in A̶ and A̵).

  • Stroke (noun)

    A streak made with a brush.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The time when a clock strikes.

    "on the stroke of midnight"

  • Stroke (noun)

    A style, a single movement within a style.

    "butterfly stroke"

  • Stroke (noun)

    The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A sudden attack of any disease, especially when fatal; any sudden, severe affliction or calamity.

    "a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death"

  • Stroke (noun)

    The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.

  • Stroke (noun)

    Backstage influence.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A point awarded to a player in case of interference or obstruction by the opponent.

  • Stroke (noun)

    An individual discharge of lightning.

    "A flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. If they are separated by enough time for the eye to distinguish them, the lightning will appear to flicker."

  • Stroke (noun)

    The result or effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.

  • Stroke (noun)

    An addition or amendment to a written composition; a touch.

    "to give some finishing strokes to an essay"

  • Stroke (noun)

    A throb or beat, as of the heart.

  • Stroke (noun)

    Power; influence.

  • Stroke (noun)

    appetite

  • Stroke (verb)

    To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.

  • Stroke (verb)

    To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.

  • Stroke (verb)

    To give a finely fluted surface to.

  • Stroke (verb)

    To row the stroke oar of.

    "to stroke a boat"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Push (noun)

    A pustule; a pimple.

  • Push (noun)

    A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.

  • Push (noun)

    Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.

  • Push (noun)

    An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.

  • Push (noun)

    The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.

  • Push (noun)

    A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang.

  • Push

    To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; - opposed to draw.

  • Push

    To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.

  • Push

    To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.

  • Push

    To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.

  • Push

    To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.

  • Push (verb)

    To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.

  • Push (verb)

    To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.

  • Push (verb)

    To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.

  • Stroke

    Struck.

  • Stroke

    To strike.

  • Stroke

    To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.

  • Stroke

    To make smooth by rubbing.

  • Stroke

    To give a finely fluted surface to.

  • Stroke

    To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The striking of the clock to tell the hour.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.

  • Stroke (noun)

    Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A throb or beat, as of the heart.

  • Stroke (noun)

    One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.

  • Stroke (noun)

    A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.

  • Stroke (noun)

    The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.

  • Stroke (noun)

    Power; influence.

  • Stroke (noun)

    Appetite.

Webster Dictionary
  • Push (noun)

    the act of applying force in order to move something away;

    "he gave the door a hard push"

    "the pushing is good exercise"

  • Push (noun)

    the force used in pushing;

    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"

    "the thrust of the jet engines"

  • Push (noun)

    enterprising or ambitious drive;

    "Europeans often laugh at American energy"

  • Push (noun)

    an electrical switch operated by pressing a button;

    "the elevator was operated by push buttons"

    "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

  • Push (noun)

    an effort to advance;

    "the army made a push toward the sea"

  • Push (verb)

    move with force,

    "He pushed the table into a corner"

  • Push (verb)

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

    "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

  • Push (verb)

    make publicity for; try to sell (a product);

    "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"

    "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

  • Push (verb)

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal;

    "She tugged for years to make a decent living"

    "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"

    "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

  • Push (verb)

    press against forcefully without being able to move;

    "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

  • Push (verb)

    approach a certain age or speed;

    "She is pushing fifty"

  • Push (verb)

    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;

    "The liberal party pushed for reforms"

    "She is crusading for women's rights"

    "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

  • Push (verb)

    sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs);

    "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

  • Push (verb)

    move strenuously and with effort;

    "The crowd pushed forward"

  • Push (verb)

    make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby;

    "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

  • Stroke (noun)

    (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand;

    "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"

    "a good shot require good balance and tempo"

    "he left me an almost impossible shot"

  • Stroke (noun)

    the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

  • Stroke (noun)

    a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

  • Stroke (noun)

    a light touch

  • Stroke (noun)

    a light touch with the hands

  • Stroke (noun)

    the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

  • Stroke (noun)

    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

  • Stroke (noun)

    a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)

  • Stroke (noun)

    any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

  • Stroke (noun)

    a single complete movement

  • Stroke (verb)

    touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions;

    "He stroked his long beard"

  • Stroke (verb)

    strike a ball with a smooth blow

  • Stroke (verb)

    row at a particular rate

  • Stroke (verb)

    treat gingerly or carefully;

    "You have to stroke the boss"

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