push back

the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
Syn: ↑rollback
Hypernyms: ↑offense, ↑offence, ↑offensive
cause to move back by force or influence (Freq. 3)

repel the enemy


push back the urge to smoke


beat back the invaders

Syn: ↑repel, ↑drive, ↑repulse, ↑force back, ↑beat back
Ant: ↑attract (for: ↑repel)
Derivationally related forms: ↑repulse (for: ↑repulse), ↑repulsion (for: ↑repulse), ↑drive (for: ↑drive), ↑repulsive (for: ↑repel)
Hypernyms: ↑push, ↑force
Verb Group: ↑drive
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody


Something ——s something


Somebody ——s something from somebody


Somebody ——s somebody PP


Somebody ——s something PP

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push back [phrasal verb]
push back (something) or push (something) back : to change (a planned event) to start at a later date or time

The date of the meeting has been pushed back from Tuesday to Thursday.

The start time of the game has been pushed back from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Main Entry:push

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