- vt. 推动，增加；对…施加压力，逼迫；按；说服
- vi. 推进；增加；努力争取
- n. 推，决心；大规模攻势；矢志的追求
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1、puls- "drive, push" => push.
- push:  Push comes ultimately from the same source as English pulsate and pulse – pulsus, the past participle of Latin pellere ‘drive, push, beat’. From it was formed the verb pulsāre ‘push, beat’, which in Old French became poulser, later pousser. Anglo-Norman took this over as *pusser, and passed it on to English as push.
=> pulsate, pulse
- push (v.)
- early 14c., from Old French poulser (Modern French pousser), from Latin pulsare "to beat, strike, push," frequentative of pellere (past participle pulsus) "to push, drive, beat" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "promote" is from 1714; meaning "approach a certain age" is from 1937. For palatization of -s-, OED compares brush (n.1); quash. Related: Pushed; pushing.
"Pushing up the daisies now," said a soldier of his dead comrade. ["The American Florist," vol. XLVIII, No. 1504, March 31, 1917]
To push (someone) around is from 1923. To push (one's) luck is from 1754. To push the envelope in figurative sense is late 1980s. To push up daisies "be dead and buried" is from World War I.
- push (n.)
- 1560s, from push (v.). Phrase push comes to shove is from 1936.
- 1. I saw her push the boulder down on you.
- 2. Information is called up at the push of a button.
- 3. The new Chancellor has the guts to push through unpopular tax increases.
- 4. The vote will enable the Prime Minister to push through tough policies.
- 5. We need a push to take the first step.
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