Grammar Zone | Push around, Push for, and Push through

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Xochitl and Jack explain the meanings of several phrasal verbs using the verb “push.”

Push around: This phrasal verb means to treat someone in a bossy or unfair manner, often by using one’s authority or physical strength. For example:

“The new manager likes to push around junior staff members to assert her authority.”

“Don’t let him push you around like that; stand up for yourself!”

Push for: This phrasal verb means to advocate for or strongly support something, often in a determined or persistent manner. For example:

“The environmental activists are pushing for stricter regulations on pollution.”

“The union is pushing for better working conditions for its members.”

Push through: This phrasal verb means to overcome obstacles or resistance in order to achieve something, often by using determination or force. For example:

“Despite facing numerous challenges, she managed to push through and complete her project on time.”

“We need to push through these difficult times together and come out stronger on the other side.”

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