push up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v push up push upward
    • v push up push upward "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
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Quotations

  • Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton
    “I do have big tits. Always had 'em -- pushed 'em up, whacked 'em around. Why not make fun of 'em? I've made a fortune with 'em.”
  • Jacques Cousteau
    Jacques Cousteau
    “Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew%20Carnegie
    “You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is ready to climb himself.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew%20Carnegie
    “There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.”
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker%20T.%20Washington
    “There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”

Idioms

Pushing up the daisies - If someone is said to be pushing up the daisies, they are dead.
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Usage

In literature:

It was up to me to push home a great moral lesson, and I done my best.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Phil's going to take down that bar we pushed in place, and open up.
"Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys" by Silas K. Boone
I concentrated on getting my hands under me, to push up.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
Blankets of smoke moved from its mouth, pushing their suffocating way up the street.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Then push up a little fold.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
He pushed the papers aside, and looked up at her with a weary tenderness.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
You are going to push behind him and understand him and back up all his resolves, aren't you, even if he does half disappoint you?
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Captain Gurley pushed open the rickety gate impatiently, and strode up the walk to "Page Hall" with jingling spurs and clanking saber.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
Smith's brigade came in front, where the slope was bare; Cruft had to push up through bushes.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Raven stood up, pushed up his beak, and looking about, found himself at the entrance to a fine room, at one end of which burned a lamp.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
Sandy made his way up to Whitestone, and Richard again pushed off upon the troubled waters of the Hudson.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
He pushed up the valve a little with his finger, and that allowed the air to escape through the opening.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
Now, when this begins to grow and the fungus pushes up, it will move the stone and open a chink.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
The slope was not regular, but pushed up everywhere in fantastic knolls and terraces.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Stunted trees straggled up toward them as they pushed on down the hollow, and Lisle surmised that the journey was almost over.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
She was pushed into a kitchen and bidden to wash up some cups and saucers.
"Littlebourne Lock" by F. Bayford Harrison
I pushed away my papers and got up.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
When he pushed up his arms to throw off his covering, they seemed to be lifting a weight of surpassing heaviness.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Nobody dreamed of pushing up ahead of him.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Suddenly the peon staggered to his feet; as he pushed himself up, his hands gripped the tube, and he clawed at his face.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

And up on the yellow cliff
The long corn flickers and shakes;
Push, for the wind holds stiff,
And the gunwale dips and rakes.
"A Song in Time of Order. 1852" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Here we broached the Christmas barrel,
Pushed up the charred log-ends;
Here we sang the Christmas carol,
And called in friends.
"The House Of Hospitalities" by Thomas Hardy
ERE yet the dawn
Pushed rosy fingers up the arch of day
And smiled its promise to the voiceless prime,
Love sat and patterns wove at life's great loom.
"From 'The Hills Of Life'" by Albert Durrant Watson
That takes brute strength like pushing a cow
up hill. I tell you, it takes skill
and bedside charm and all that know how.
The body is a damn hard thing to kill.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
Watcha gonna do in de hurrican,
In de hurricane, Mistah Workin' Man?
Gonna put dem buildings up again,
Gonna put em up dis time to stan',
Gonna push a wicked wheelbarrow, oh, my Lawd!
"Memphis Blues" by Sterling A Brown
Although I'm vegetatin' on a farm,
I gets a city whisper now an' then.
An' when I 'ear she's like to come to 'arm
Amongst a push uv naughty spieler men,
I gets the wind up. This is all I see:
Mick was my cobber; so it's up to me.
"The Faltering Knight" by C J Dennis

In news:

When I was a kid I looked forward to the day that the Schwans man came and delivered frozen treats we called push-up pops.
This week on FitnessWatch, professional trainer Jamie Wood will explain and demonstrate how to do a proper push-up .
Wood will also perform some advanced push-up techniques for those looking for a more strenuous work out.
Drought Threatens to Push Up Dairy Prices.
"Everyone can do a push up , who can't do one push up ," Tough Hero Participant Cuong Nguyen said.
I'm going to be competing in the push up contest.
Make peace with the push-up .
WonderBra Adjustable 3 Degrees of Hot Push Up Bra.
Gas costs push up prices in August, Labor Department says.
According to CNN and ABC News, www.abercrombiekids.com — Abercrombie's children's line — featured a " push up triangle" bikini top.
Consumer prices rose in January for only the second time in four months, pushed up by higher costs for food, gas, rent and clothes.
Cold weather predictions push up gas price.
Doing a one armed push-up or solving a Rubik's Cube.
Apple's email services push up to German border, but no further.
Buybacks Lowest Since 2009 as US CEOs Push Up Spending.
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In science:

For the LOW solution the low energy Ga experiment is pushed up to the region indicated by the dashed line, where it gets an additional contribution to the survival probability from the earth regeneration effect.
Solar Neutrino Oscillation - An Overview
In this way, XA1 is pushed up in the tree while reducing the cost.
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
Substantial pressure is needed to trap the toroidal field, allowing it to wind up and push into this region.
Outflows and Jets from Collapsing Magnetized Cloud Cores
The resulting upper limits on η are summarized in Figure 1 (TEGP 14.1 [281]; for a bibliography of experiments up to 1991, see [108]). A number of pro jects are in the development or planning stage to push the bounds on η even lower.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
It is interesting to see that the derived helium abundance is more strongly affected for metal poor HII regions, pushing up the helium abundance extrapolated to the zero metallicity quite a bit and resulting in Yp = 0.250 ± 0.004.
Primordial Helium Abundance: A Reanalysis of the Izotov-Thuan Spectroscopic Sample
For the physics part not covered by this document, this kind of megaton water detector can push the nucleon decay search up to 1035 yrs in the e+π0 channel and up to few 1034 yrs in the K +ν channel, just to cite these benchmark channels.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
The meridional disk in the Lutz tube is shown in the middle and on the right is the meridional disk in the Lutz tube with its interior pushed up slightly.
Lectures on Contact Geometry in Low-Dimensional Topology
After a first run with the Early beam, we will gradually push up the number of bunches towards Nominal, always maximising the single-bunch current within the overall limitations.
The LHC as a Nucleus-Nucleus Collider
K − and ¯K 0 are pushed up while K + and K 0 are lowered.
QCD phase diagram at high temperature and density
Eq. (39) and its associated Fokker–Planck equation, Eq. (41), account for both fluctuations and time evolution in the background field. A fluctuation θ in Eq. (39) can push the field up the potential.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
The electrostatic potential pushes down the states on the left edge, and pushes up the states on the right edge.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
Ways to push up mh even by a significant amount, between 200 and 300 GeV, have already been put forward - , and some simple possibilities have been discussed in the previous Chapter.
A Motivated Non-Standard Supersymmetric Spectrum
Thus, with the first two years of LHC data this mass scale is pushed rather high, such that some start to consider giving up (at least to some extent) naturalness arguments.
Moriond 2012, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Experimental Summary
Since the lasing threshold is higher in power, it is possible to push the system from polariton condensation to standard lasing simply by turning up the excitation power.
Polariton Condensation and Lasing
One way to do this is to push the tests of perturbation theory to the level at which non-perturbative terms show up.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
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