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English translation of 'pousser'

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pousser

[puse ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (déplacer) to push
[objet qui gêne] to move
Ils ont dû pousser la voiture. They had to push the car.
Pousse la chaise, si elle te gêne. Move the chair if it’s in your way.
2.  (bousculer) to push
Il m’a poussé. He pushed me.
Quelqu’un l’a poussé sur la voie. Somebody pushed him onto the track.
3.  (appuyer sur)
[bouton] to pressto push
[interrupteur] to press
4.  (encourager)
pousser qn à faire qch to urge sb to do sth
Je l’ai poussé à poser sa candidature. I urged him to apply.
5.  (inciter)
pousser qn à qch [jalousie, ambition] to drive sb to sth
Cela l’avait poussé à une réévaluation de sa carrrière. This drove him to re-evaluate his career.This made him re-evaluate his career.
6.  (acculer)
pousser qn à qch [faillite, boisson] to drive sb to sth
pousser qn à faire to drive sb to do
7.  (mener)
pousser qch jusqu’à ... to take sth so far as ...
Il a poussé le dévouement jusqu’à l’héberger pendant plus d’un mois. He was so devoted to her that he put her up for more than a month.
8.  (forcer) [moteur, voiture] to drive hard
9.  (faire progresser) [personne] to push
Ses parents l’ont beaucoup poussé dans ses études. His parents have pushed him hard in his studies.
10.  (poursuivre) [discussion, expérience] to pursue
11.  (émettre)
pousser un cri to shoutto cry out
Verb Table intransitive verb
1.  (croître) to grow
Mes cheveux poussent vite. My hair grows quickly.
faire pousser [plante] to grow
2.  (pour déplacer) to push
Viens m’aider à pousser. Come and help me push.
3.  (bousculer) to push
Arrêtez de pousser, derrière ! Stop pushing at the back!
4.  (aller)
pousser plus loin to push on
Si on poussait jusqu’au prochain village ? How about we push on to the next village?
see also se pousser

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Example Sentences Including 'pousser'

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En septembre, le lobby pétrolier texan lui aussi s'est mis à pousser à l'affrontement.
Actuel
Et elle ne comprend même plus ce qui a pu pousser dans sa tête pour ne pas arriver dans cette tente, en toute confiance.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Faire pousser également une plante où la matière verte sera la source des organes et de leurs principes.
Nicolle, Jacques Structure moléculaire et propriétés biologiques
On a un pied dans la porte, maintenant il faut pousser la porte.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Pour l'UMP cette réforme a un inconvénient : pousser les partis de gauche, actuellement divisés, à s'entendre avec le PS.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
ça fait jamais que de pousser les petites évaporées comme toi à leur restituer d'une main ce qu'elles touchent de l'autre.
Sarraute, Claude Mademoiselle s'il vous plaît

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'pousser' in Other Languages

British English: push /pʊʃ/ VERB
When you push something, you press it in order to move it away from you.
I pushed back my chair and stood up.
The men pushed and the horses pulled as they moved the fallen tree.
  • American English: push
  • Arabic: يَدْفَع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: empurrar
  • Chinese: 推动
  • Croatian: gurati
  • Czech: tlačit
  • Danish: skubbe
  • Dutch: duwen
  • European Spanish: empujar
  • Finnish: työntää
  • French: pousser
  • German: schieben
  • Greek: σπρώχνω
  • Italian: spingere
  • Japanese: 押す
  • Korean: ...을 밀다
  • Norwegian: dytte
  • Polish: pchnąć
  • European Portuguese: empurrar
  • Romanian: a împinge
  • Russian: толкать
  • Spanish: empujar
  • Swedish: skjuta fösa
  • Thai: ผลัก
  • Turkish: itmek
  • Ukrainian: штовхати
  • Vietnamese: đẩy
British English: bundle VERB
If someone is bundled somewhere, someone pushes them there in a rough and hurried way.
He was bundled into a car and driven 50 miles to a police station.
  • American English: bundle
  • Brazilian Portuguese: embrulhar
  • Chinese: 打包
  • European Spanish: meter a la fuerza
  • French: pousser
  • German: bündeln
  • Italian: spingere
  • Japanese: 押し込む
  • Korean: 재촉하여 몰아내다
  • European Portuguese: embrulhar
  • Spanish: meter a la fuerza
British English: hustle VERB
If you hustle someone, you try to make them go somewhere or do something quickly, for example by pulling or pushing them along.
The guards hustled Harry out of the car.
British English: prod VERB
If you prod someone or something, you give them a quick push with your finger or with a pointed object.
She gently prods a cotton pad into his ear.
  • American English: prod
  • Brazilian Portuguese: enfiar
  • Chinese: > 捅用手指或尖物
  • European Spanish: empujar
  • French: pousser
  • German: stoßen
  • Italian: spingere delicatamente
  • Japanese: つつく
  • Korean: > 찌르다살짝
  • European Portuguese: enfiar
  • Spanish: empujar
British English: shove VERB
If you shove someone or something, you push them with a quick, violent movement.
He shoved her out of the way.
He shoved through the crowd.
British English: urge VERB
If you urge someone to do something, you try hard to persuade them to do it.
They urged her to approve plans for their reform program.
  • American English: urge
  • Brazilian Portuguese: insistir
  • Chinese: 敦促某人做某事
  • European Spanish: insistir
  • French: pousser
  • German: drängen
  • Italian: fare pressione su
  • Japanese: せきたてる
  • Korean: 하도록 재촉하다
  • European Portuguese: insistir
  • Spanish: insistir
British English: wheel VERB
If you wheel an object that has wheels somewhere, you push it along.
He wheeled his bike into the alley at the side of the house.

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Translation of pousser from the Collins French to English
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