push back

pushback

[poosh-bak]
noun
1.
a mechanism that forces an object backward.
2.
opposition or resistance to a plan.
3.
the forcing of an enemy to withdraw.
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push back

noun
1. the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw [syn: rollback

verb
1. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders" [syn: repel] [ant: attract
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