push

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This verb has a second, "interpersonal" meaning, roughly, 'urge/pressure someone to do something'. There is also a phrasal verb push in, i.e. into a queue.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(182)
He pushed her into the water.
he
he
pushed
pushed
her
her
into
into
the
the
water
water
‘He pushed her into the water.’
(183)
They managed to push it down the driveway and onto the street.
they
they
managed
managed
to
to
push
push
it
it
down
down
the
the
driveway
driveway
and
and
onto
onto
the
the
street
street
‘They managed to push it down the driveway and onto the street.’
(184)
I tried to push him over but he was too strong.
I
I
tried
tried
to
to
push
push
him
him
over
over
but
but
he
he
was
was
too
too
strong
strong
‘I tried to push him over but he was too strong.’
(185)
I pushed against the door.
I
I
pushed
pushed
against
against
the
the
door
door
‘I pushed against the door.’
(186)
I pushed through the crowd.
I
I
pushed
pushed
through
through
the
the
crowd
crowd
‘I pushed through the crowd.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUSH Coding set Argument type
1 pusher NP-nom V.subj A
2 pushee NP-acc P
3 pushing goal LOC L

Alternations

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(187)
‘I pushed my way through the crowd.’
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N n