push for something


push for something
ˈpush for sth | ˈpush sb for sth derived
to repeatedly ask for sth or try to make sth happen because you think it is very important

The pressure group is pushing for a ban on GM foods.

I'm going to have to push you for an answer.

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  • push for — (something) to make a strong effort to get something or make something happen. The president is meeting with members of Congress to push for an increase in the minimum wage …   New idioms dictionary

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  • push somebody for something — ˈpush for sth | ˈpush sb for sth derived to repeatedly ask for sth or try to make sth happen because you think it is very important • The pressure group is pushing for a ban on GM foods. • I m going to have to push you for an answer. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • push for sth — UK US push for sth Phrasal Verb with push({{}}/pʊʃ/ verb ► to demand something repeatedly, or to take strong action to try to make it happen: »Business leaders are pushing for a change in tax laws …   Financial and business terms

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  • press for something — ˈpress for sth derived to keep asking for sth Syn: ↑demand, Syn: push for • They continued to press for a change in the law. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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