push back

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

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push back the urge to smoke

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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:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something from somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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