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pushing

[poo sh-ing] /ˈpʊʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that pushes.
2.
enterprising; energetic.
3.
tactlessly or officiously aggressive; forward; intrusive.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; push + -ing2
Related forms
pushingly, adverb
pushingness, noun
Synonyms
2. ambitious. 3. offensive.
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British Dictionary definitions for pushingly

pushing

/ˈpʊʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
enterprising, resourceful, or aggressively ambitious
2.
impertinently self-assertive
adverb
3.
almost or nearly (a certain age, speed, etc): pushing fifty
Derived Forms
pushingly, adverb
pushingness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for pushingly

pushing

verb phrase

Used to denote that someone is nearly a particular (advanced) age: She is pushing 50 (1974+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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