(=shove) poussée f
→ The referee thought he saw a push.
to give sb/sth a push pousser qn/qch
→ He gave me a sharp push.
→ She gave the door a gentle push.
→ My car's broken down. Would you give me a push down the road?
He gave the sledge a push down the slope. Il poussa le traîneau en bas de la pente.
at the push of a button par simple pression sur un bouton
→ The gate slid open at the push of a button.
(=effort) coup m de collier
→ I felt I needed a break before the last big push.
We need just one more push. Il nous faut juste donner un dernier coup de collier.
→ The response throughout their last gruelling nine months has been magnificent. We need just one more push.
a marketing push un effort de marketing
The company is preparing for a huge marketing push. La compagnie se prépare à un énorme effort de marketing.
a push to do sth un effort pour faire qch
→ the governement's big push to promote healthy eating
→ He met the Irish leader in a final push to save the peace process from collapse.
→ China was making a big push to upgrade its telecommunications network.
a push for sth une poussée vers qch
→ Quebec's push for independence in 1970
a push for reform une poussée vers la réforme
→ She lead the push for reform of the voting system.
at a push à la limite, à la rigueur
→ I could get five people in the car at a push.
→ We could be there by 7 o'clock at a push.
→ I can sleep six in my flat at a push.
to get the push être viré (e) *
to give sb the push virer qn *
[+person, door] pousser
→ Stop pushing me!
→ He pushed me!
(=cause to move forwards)
[+pram, trolley, car] pousser
→ a woman pushing a supermarket trolley
to push sb out of the way écarter qn d'une bourrade
→ Edward pushed his brother out of the way.
to push sth out of the way écarter qch
to push a door open pousser une porte pour l'ouvrir
→ He pushed the door open.
to push a door shut pousser une porte pour la fermer
to push sth into sth enfoncer qch dans qch
He pushed his hand into his pocket. Il enfonça sa main dans sa poche.
He pushed his feet into his boots. Ils enfonça ses pieds dans ses bottes.
to push sb into a room pousser qn dans une pièce
to push one's way towards sb/sth se frayer un chemin jusqu'à qn/qch
→ He pushed his way towards her, laughing.
to push o.s. to one's feet se hisser sur ses pieds
→ He grabbed his stick, pushed himself to his feet and walked out stiffly.
[+button, doorbell, buzzer] appuyer sur
→ She pushed the button to call the lift.
→ He pushed the doorbell.
[+idea, argument, one's views] promouvoir
→ The Home Office began to push the idea of a national satellite TV service.
[+product, project] promouvoir
→ huge adverts pushing slimming drugs
→ taking bribes from big business in return for pushing new projects
to push the case for sth plaider qch
They will push the case for reopening the factory. Ils plaideront la réouverture de l'usine.
→ They pushed their son because they were ambitious for him.
→ The teachers used to push us hard.
to push sb to do sth pousser qn à faire qch
My parents are pushing me to go to university. Mes parents me poussent à entrer à l'université.
to push sb into doing sth pousser qn à faire qch
→ Her parents had pushed her into getting married.
→ James did not push her into stealing the money.
to push o.s. se donner
→ I think I took on too many challenges in my job, perhaps I pushed myself too hard for too long.
→ We were observing him on Monday night warming up and he was doing more pre-match exercise than anybody else. He really pushes himself.
→ When it comes to working out, do you know when to stop? Enthusiasm is great, but pushing yourself too hard is potentially dangerous.
to push o.s. to the limit se pousser à bout
→ He was pushing himself to the limit.
→ He both kept up with his academic work and pushed himself to the limit physically.
[+drugs, cocaine] revendre
→ She appeared in court, accused of pushing drugs.
*, with ages to be pushing fifty friser la cinquantaine
He's pushing forty. Il frise la quarantaine.
Don't push! Arrêtez de pousser!
to push into a room faire irruption dans une pièce
→ Three men pushed into my room, two brandishing rifles.
to push forward
[person] se frayer un chemin
→ Dick pushed forward carrying a glass.
(=press) (on bell, button)
appuyer → Push here. → Turn the handle, lift, and push. → If the car breaks down, we'll just have to get out and push. "Push" (on door)
"Pousser" (on bell)
n (British) bouton m de sonnette
to push ahead with sth [+plans, policies] poursuivre qch
→ The Home Secretary vowed to push ahead with his plans despite the defeat.
→ The governor has vowed to push ahead with the airport.
→ The government intends to push ahead with its reform programme.
→ We don't like somebody with lots of money trying to push us around.
He likes pushing people around. Il aime bien bousculer les gens.
[+thought, idea, issue] écarter
→ These crucial issues tend to get pushed aside and forgotten.
→ The woman pushed back her chair and stood up.
[+one's hair] ramener en arrière
→ She pushed back her hair.
to push back the boundaries repousser les limites
They have pushed back the boundaries of medical research. Ils ont repoussé les limites de la recherche médicale.
push forward →
[+prices, costs, interest rates] tirer vers le bas
→ The government had done everything it could to push down inflation.
New technology and deregulation are pushing down the prices of many goods and services. Les nouvelles technologies et la dérégulation ont tiré vers le bas les prix de nombreux produits et services.
[+better pay, conditions] réclamer
→ He is pushing for secret balloting in Party elections.
→ Keep pushing for everything that you want.
→ Germany is pushing for direct flights to be established.
[person] (into queue)
forcer le passage
→ Stop pushing in, and wait your turn.
(=leave) ficher le camp *
→ Then he pushed off, leaving me to do all the washing up.
push off! fiche le camp!
→ Push off. You're not wanted.
(=continue) pousser plus avant
→ Although the journey was a long and lonely one, Tumalo pushed on.
to push on with sth avancer avec qch
I've got to push on with this file. Il faut que j'avance avec ce fichier.
→ She stood up suddenly, pushing the chair over.
[+person] faire tomber
→ The children were pushing each other over in the sand.
to push one's way through se frayer un chemin, se frayer un passage
I pushed my way through. Je me suis frayé un passage.
to push one's way through the crowd se frayer un chemin dans la foule, se frayer un passage dans la foule
→ She pushed her way through the crowd.
(=cause to be accepted)
[+measure, legislation] faire voter
→ The vote will enable the Prime Minister to push through tough policies.
→ The government pushed through legislation to force banks to confront their bad loans.
[person] (through a crowd)
se frayer un chemin, se frayer un passage
[+total, prices, rate] faire monter
→ This oil boom can only push the basic inflation rate up.
→ Interest had pushed the loan up to $27,000.
→ Any shortage could push up grain prices.
n (British) vélo m
[machine] à commande automatique
[telephone] à touches
n (mainly US) pompe f
to do push-ups faire des pompes