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 for pushing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Push \Push\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pushed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pushing.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare,
     v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See
     Pulse a beating, and cf. Pursy.]
     1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by
        pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without
        striking; -- opposed to draw.
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              Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
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              If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, .
              . . the ox shall be stoned.           --Ex. xxi. 32.
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     3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection
        too far. " To push his fortune." --Dryden.
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              Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt
              to procure honor to the actor.        --Spectator.
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              We are pushed for an answer.          --Swift.
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     4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
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     5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
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     To push down, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pushing \Push"ing\, a.
     Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving;
     energetic; also, forward; officious, intrusive. --
     Push"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pushing
      n 1: the act of applying force in order to move something away;
           "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good
           exercise" [syn: push, pushing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "pushing":
     adventuresome, adventurous, aggressive, ambitious, assertive,
     brash, busy, busybody, driving, dynamic, enterprising, forceful,
     forward, go-ahead, hustling, impertinent, inquisitive, meddlesome,
     meddling, militant, motive, nosy, officious, overweening,
     presuming, presumptuous, propellant, propelling, propulsive,
     propulsory, prying, pulsive, pushful, pushy, self-appointed,
     self-asserting, self-assertive, shoving, snoopy, up-and-coming,
     uppish, uppity, venturesome, venturous
  
  

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