pousser

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, inherited from Latin pulsō, pulsāre, from pulsus (a push) (and frequentative of pellō). Compare the prefixed verb expulser, a borrowing from Latin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pu.se/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

pousser

  1. (transitive) to push
  2. (transitive, followed by the preposition à) to urge on, encourage
    pousser quelqu'un à faire quelque chose
    pousser à
  3. (intransitive, of a living thing) to grow
    L'arbre pousse vite.
    The tree is growing quickly.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) to spring up, to sprout
    Les Starbucks poussent comme des champignons ici.
    The Starbucks are springing up like mushrooms here.
  5. to utter (a cry)
  6. (reflexive) to move aside

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin pulsō, pulsāre (push, strike, beat, batter, hammer), frequentative of pellō, pellere (push, drive, hurl, impel, propel).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

pousser

  1. (Jersey) to push

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