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[poo sh-in] /ˈpʊʃˌɪn/

(of a crime) accomplished by waiting until a victim has unlocked or opened the door before making a forced entry.


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  • Pushiness

    [poo sh-ee] /ˈpʊʃ i/ adjective, pushier, pushiest. Informal. 1. obnoxiously forward or self-assertive. /ˈpʊʃɪ/ adjective (informal) pushier, pushiest 1. offensively assertive or forceful 2. aggressively or ruthlessly ambitious adj. “forward, aggressive,” 1894 of persons (1891 of a cow), from push (v.) + -y (2). Related: Pushily; pushiness.

  • Push-in robbery

    noun phrase A violent burglary or mugging done as the victim opens the door (1976+)

  • Pushing

    [poo sh-ing] /ˈpʊʃ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. that . 2. enterprising; energetic. 3. tactlessly or officiously aggressive; forward; intrusive. [poo sh] /pʊʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to press upon or against (a thing) with force in order to move it away. 2. to move (something) in a specified way by exerting force; shove; drive: to […]

  • Push it

    Be overly insistent or forward, as in I promise to think over your proposal, but don’t push it. This idiom uses push in the sense of “force some activity or issue.” [ First half of 1800s ]

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