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push away

verb as in cause unfriendliness; separate

verb as in end romantic relationship

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Example Sentences

“People are just trying to push away from reality,” he says.

The place of politics and history is something that you push away from.

Daily the effort to escape this doom; to push away the threat of that painful point will increase.

Disconsolately they watched the slender figure in the canoe push away from shore.

He put up his hand to his forehead as if to push away a weight.

Bryant tried to push away the masked man's help, but found himself unable to stand without some aid.

A paragraph in the Daily News caused him to push away his breakfast untasted, and turned him sick and faint while he read it.


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From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.