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Inherited from Late Latin impulsāre, from Latin in + pulsāre, present active infinitive of pulsō, or a frequentative of impellō, impellere. Doublet of impulsar, a later borrowing.
empujar (first-person singular present empujo, first-person singular preterite empujé, past participle empujado)
- (transitive) to push, to shove, to jostle
- Synonym: (obsolete) arrempujar
- to nudge (push into action by pestering or annoying a person)
- Le empujó con el codo de una manera muy dolorosa.
- She nudged him with her elbow in a very painful manner.
If wanting to say nudge in a gentle sense, use the phrase darle un empujoncito a or darle un codazo a. Only use the verb empujar for "nudge" when meaning a person is nudging someone forcefully or annoyingly where it is strong enough for someone to be disturbed by it.
Conjugation of empujar (See Appendix:Spanish verbs)
Selected combined forms of empujar
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.
- → Portuguese: empurrar
- “empujar”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
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