from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to drive or urge forward; to hasten.


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  • That same evening orders were issued to the army to push on from Tullahoma in pursuit, for, as it was thought that we might not be able to cross Elk River on account of its swollen condition, we could do the enemy some damage by keeping close as possible at his heels.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I still insisting, he told me finally to push on to the crossing of Chickamauga Creek, and if I, encountered the enemy he would order troops to my support.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I have written to Lieutenant Colonel Turnbull, whom I sent to join Major Johnson on Little river, to push on after General Sumpter to the Wax-haws, whose detachment is the only collected force of rebels in all this country.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • Kirsteen knew such interiors well – clay floor, the black, smoke-darkened walls, the throng of children round the fire: there was no room to take in a stranger, no way of getting help for her to push on with her journey.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • With two lines now united and the enemy on the run, Rodes hurriedly prepared to push on toward Chancellorsville.


  • Just as this had been done, a little before dark, Wilson received an order from General Meade directing him to push on toward Richmond until he encountered the Confederates in such strength that he could no longer successfully contend against them, and in compliance with this order occupied Hanover Court House that same day.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • On reaching Winchester we were advised that the enemy were in force at the little village of Berryville, a few miles farther on, and General Rhodes, the division commander, was ordered to push on and intercept their retreat.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • After Merritt had crossed the Chickahominy and reached Mechanicsville, I sent him orders to push on to Gaines's Mills.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • William Killkenny might be having a hard time knowing which buttons to push on his truck, but he seemed to know exactly which ones to push on her.

    Dragon Warrior

  • We decided to push on to Balete Pass, where we located a quaint hotel nestled in the mountains.

    Blood Brothers


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