pushing

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Verb[edit]

pushing

  1. present participle of push
  2. Dealing illicit drugs, especially to minors.

Adjective[edit]

pushing ‎(comparative more pushing, superlative most pushing)

  1. That pushes forward; pressing, driving.
  2. (now rare) Aggressively assertive; pushy.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ch.XV:
      Mrs. Erlynne, a pushing nobody, with a delightful lisp and Venetian-red hair []
    • 1915, George A. Birmingham, “chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
      There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. [] Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place. Pushing men hustle each other at the windows of the purser's office, under pretence of expecting letters or despatching telegrams.

Noun[edit]

pushing ‎(plural pushings)

  1. The act by which something is pushed.
    We were soon separated by the pushings and shovings of the crowd.

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