Definitions

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  • n. push-up (exercise)

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  • n. an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms

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Examples

  • Then, high up, he is forced into what seems an impossible position, his feet placed on the left-hand wall of the corner with both hands on the far edge of the other wall, leaving his body stretched horizontal to the ground as if about to do a press-up in the empty space.

    Johnny Dawes: 'It's about doing something that's fun… and impossible'

  • Goldman Sachs was hit with a sexual discrimination lawsuit from three former female employees who claim the firm has a testosterone-driven culture of press-up contests on the trading floor, male-dominated golf outings and scantily clad escorts at an office Christmas party, reported the Guardian Sept. 15.

    Marcia Reynolds: Diversity Programs Don't Stop Mad Men Sexism

  • He lay still, his hands and feet keeping his tensed body just above the ground like the downstroke of one long press-up.

    Boiling a Frog

  • He lay still, his hands and feet keeping his tensed body just above the ground like the downstroke of one lo n g press-up.

    Boiling a Frog

  • But if it hadn't been that Knight decided he needed a blademan, Harcourt wouldn't have bothered doing the first press-up.

    Boiling a Frog

  • I've fallen for English sense of humour, says Birdsong heroine How to do the perfect press-up For those of you inspired by Michelle Obama's her elegantly toned arms and impressive technique - here's how to do the perfect press up

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Who watched Madam President, Michelle Obama, wipe the floor in a press-up competition with day-time chat show host Ellen DeGeneres last week?

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The press-up, also known as a push-up, is a versatile exercise that when performed correctly targets the chest, arms and core.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • It is important to maintain this image of the "door" lying across your back in order for you to correct your position after every press-up.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • In the latest instalment of her 10-week series, she attempts the press-up pyramid.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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