In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- These men, who ‘do not let the grass grow under their feet’, are clearly all push and enterprise.
1.1masculine empujoncitomasculine empujónshe gave me a hell of a push — me dio tremendo empujón
- she gave the door a push and it opened — empujó la puerta y se abrió
- my car won't start; could you give me a push? — el coche no me arranca ¿me empujas?
- at the push of a button — con solo apretar un botón
- to get the push
- he got the push — (from job) lo pusieron de patitas en la calle
- to give sb the push — (in relationship, in a relationship) dejar a algn
- Instead, though, I gave Anna a little push, and they moved sideways to the locker beside me.
- Spitz looked back at the wisecracking Kai and with a little push, Kai was knocked out again.
- He patted me on the back and gave me a slight push to the door as if I should do it right now.
- I pushed the handle down and gave a gentle push upon the door.
- With a gentle push from another locomotive from behind, Flying Scotsman broke through a banner declaring Railfest open to the sound of the City of York Pipe Band.
- Then he tried to push Alice away gently trying not to hurt her bruises from the previous night but she wouldn't move with his gentle push.
- Just push open the door and walk straight up to the bar.
- Finally I gave him a push and slammed the door in front of his face.
- The move follows a government push to recruit 3,000 matrons across the country as part of a major plan for the National Health Service.
- Jess gave the door a slight push and it swung open.
- If it means more critics or voters seeing films in the theater, it's a terrific outcome, even if the push behind the move is incredibly faulty.
- Mark said, giving her a small push through the door and closing it behind her.
- The corporation is fighting a push by creditors to move the former energy trading giant's bankruptcy case from New York to its hometown of Houston.
- The move is the latest push by baseball to increase its marketing to younger fans - and make money along the way.
- Not so much as a push - absolutely no physical contact - just words.
- There is a push now to move the drugs over the counter.
- There was a push, a punch and another blow then a complaint to the police.
- She sees the skin of her hand and pushes Neil out the door, ending the seduction for now.
- Michaels shoved me into the backseat with a harsh push and slammed the door in my face, and I realized it has been a while since a cop has done that to me.
- The Chinese are reportedly already a slight majority but new plans indicate a big push to move more settlers in.
1.2(pressure)she needs a bit of a push now and again — de vez en cuando hay que apretarle las clavijas
- at a push
- at a push, I could finish it by Friday — si me apuras / si fuera necesario, podría terminarlo para el viernes
- if push comes to shove / if it comes to the push — en último caso
- if push comes to shove / if it comes to the push, we can always sell the house — en último caso siempre podemos vender la casa
- when it came to the push, she gave in — a la hora de la verdad, cedió
- So was the long push to get the case before a jury worth the effort?
- Tindal Street Press gives the genre a push onto the bookshelves.
- The visitors were denied a third goal on 69 minutes when Sills crashed a powerful volley into the roof of the net but his effort was ruled out for an innocuous push.
- The Lartigue Monorail Restoration project has started its final fundraising push at a special press briefing in Listowel.
- The weekend's traffic effort from the Gardai was part of a national push to clamp down on dangerous and drunken driving.
- He says the decision would also complement the current push to regulate the labour hire industry and ensure employers did not use labour hire to undercut the award system.
- In an effort to maintain the push, Operation Impact has forged a partnership with Crimestoppers.
- As reported in Monday's Evening Press, York Police have launched a new push to remove beggars from York's streets.
- That it continues to provide solace to readers long after the initial marketing push.
- Jerry Gill is already looking forward to a promotion push with Cheltenham next season as he reckons their young bucks will be even better next term.
- The nonpartisan effort, sponsored by a coalition of local groups, pushes registration at venues such as clubs and restaurants.
- It's part of a fundraising push that will also see an internationally renowned pianist play the £11,000 grand piano at Swindon's New College.
- A leading campaigner in the push to reopen Rochdale Canal has called on Rochdale Council to act swiftly to create a boatyard in Littleborough.
- The company's ambitious push to drive the brand upmarket risks hurting its existing premium marque, Audi.
- It attributes this growth to more affluent online shoppers, an ecommerce push by traditional retailers and the aggressive promotion of online stores.
- A series of events is also planned as part of the fund-raising push.
- The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is revitalising its network of information points and is urging local shops, pubs and cafes to join in the promotion push.
- This push into music is the start of a daring effort to reinvent one of the world's best-known brands.
- They were amazing during our promotion push last season.
- However, over the last month the manager has noticed a marked improvement in their standards and he now believes that his side are ready to embark on a serious promotion push.
- Nevertheless, the triumph gave York their first double of the league campaign and it could yet prove crucial in both side's promotion pushes.
- The push into the enterprise space makes sense.
- He noted that the TV station's ratings have responded to recent programming changes, and a strong push of promotion will help even more.
- A Communist push from the highlands to the sea to cut South Vietnam in half and isolate Saigon appeared in the offing.
- It is the latest U.S. military push against the insurgency.
- We hit the targets at night in a final push against the terrorist's stronghold near the airport.
- The Pentagon is making a serious push to pull US forces out of Balkans altogether.
- The push of the main group of forces should be directed at exploiting success and thwarting the enemy's attempts to restore its defenses.
- In Iraq, the military has launched another push against insurgents in the region where the rebellion continues to rage.
- Now, all this comes on the heels of what was the deadliest attack here since the they ended their push, their offensive near the coast.
- The Biafran army then went on the offensive in a push towards Lagos.
- It was too easy for some units we saw to take a final break before the big push into Iraq.
- The Allied forces co-ordinated a major push from the spring and, in April, the British pushed forward in the battle of Arras.
- The push to downsize the military and privatize functions means government contracts are a growth industry.
- Despite the military push, a rocket which was fired from Gaza landed in an open area of Israel's Negev Desert overnight, causing no damage or injuries.
- With the rapid push to Baghdad, our mission changed often, as did the CSB's task organization.
- He was convinced that a major US military push into Najaf was not far away.
- American forces then embarked on the long push to Tokyo.
- The allies had concentrated the bulk of their troops to the north in advance of the push towards Germany, and this had left the US forces at the Ardennes thinly spread.
- Once Morocco was secure, it served as a major base for U.S. bombers and as a logistics center for the push toward Tunisia and Sicily.
- The re-election of the president is expected to be followed in short order by a massive US military push into the desert city.
- Now, these attacks come, as you say, amid day three of the military's latest push against insurgents in the western desert.
- The Marines need a divisional push to seize Fallujah and they don't have the men.
2.3(for sales)campaña feminine
3informal(will to succeed)empuje masculinedinamismo masculine
1(table/car/person) empujarhe pushed him into the room — le dio un empujón para que entrara en la habitación
- he pushed him into the swimming pool — lo tiró a la piscina de un empujón
- she pushed him down the stairs — lo empujó escaleras abajo
- he pushed us aside / out of the way — nos apartó de un empujón
- did she resign or was she pushed? — ¿renunció o la renunciaron?
- she pushed her finger between the bars — metió el dedo por entre las rejas
- I pushed the door to / shut — cerré la puerta empujándola
- to push one's way — abrirse paso a empujones
2(press)(button) apretar(button) pulsar(lever) darle a(lever) accionar formal
3(force)to push prices up/down — hacer que suban/bajen los precios
- I tried to push the thought to the back of my mind — traté de no pensar en ello
4(put pressure on)you're pushing him/yourself too hard — le/te exiges demasiado
- to push sb to + inf / into sth
- they're pushing me to pay up — me están apretando para que pague
- she was pushed into joining — la presionaron para que se hiciera socia
- why don't you leave? — don't push me! — ¿por qué no te vas? — ¡mira, no me tientes!
- you can only push people so far — todos tenemos un límite
- to be pushed for time/money — andar corto de tiempo/de dinero
- you'd be pushed to find a better one — difícilmente encontrarás uno mejor
- that's pushing it (a bit)
- you can do it in half an hour, but that's pushing it — se puede hacer en media hora, pero eso está apurándolo un poco
- it might be pushing it a bit to describe it as … — puede que sea pasarse un poco describirlo como …
5(promote)promocionarshe used the appearance to push her novel — aprovechó la ocasión para promocionar su novela
- her aunt was really pushing the idea — su tía insistía en la idea
6informal(sell)pasar informaltransar Southern Cone slangvender
7informal(approach)to be pushing forty — rondar los cuarenta
1(give a push)empujar
2(move through crowd)empujardon't push at the back there! — ¡los de atrás que no empujen!
4(apply pressure)presionarinsistirto push for sth
- we're pushing hard for an early decision — estamos presionando al máximo para que se decida pronto
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