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1A negative or unfavorable response.‘there's been some strong pushback from Republicans on this’
- ‘Another pushback: So what do you suggest we do, huh?’
- ‘It's only since yesterday and again this morning that we've heard some of that pushback to Kerry.’
- ‘They have threatened me to pushback and obviously they were asking for some bribe. I chose not to waste more time and I had to settle that matter with $20 dollar underhand.’
- ‘The pushback for our aggressive views has been intense.’
- ‘When will we get effective political pushback against Hollywood's absolutism on copyright?’
- ‘A positive pushback is executed by looking someone straight in the eye, and saying with an even, non-stressed tone what you want or need.’
- ‘I often get pushback from the students from good schools who want to bring outside ideas to their close readings.’
- ‘There's been some strong pushback from Republicans on this, however.’
- ‘I expect more pushback from other parts of the administration in the near future.’
- ‘But what worries me more than the predictable pushback by the president's opponents is the nagging feeling I have that when it comes to the vision, perhaps they have a point.’
- ‘What kind of pushback did you get about the idea?’
- ‘But there's a big difference, I think, between welcoming pushback and ‘tabloid journalism trolling.’’
- ‘In the course of that exchange I mentioned that while I understood the pushback against John and the announcement he made last week I didn't understand quite the ferocity of it.’
- ‘However, for the most part, positive pushback can be an effective, positive and successful means of communication for nurses working in today's healthcare environment.’
- ‘Spokesman Carr expects some pushback, at least at first.’
- ‘And for the first time we're seeing a real pushback on this national intelligence director post.’
- ‘But the Constitution also provides for impeachment, and some pushback against judicial power is a good thing.’
- ‘We should never under-estimate the pushback we'll see from those who feel threatened by the spectre of 30 million Canadians armed with equal and effective votes.’
- ‘When I postulated that there were probably couples out there willing to adopt all the potential babies that are aborted in this country, I got pushback from one particularly belligerent commenter.’
- ‘‘Everything we publish gets pushback from our clients, except from the 10% who score the highest,’ he says.’
2(at an airport) the action or an instance of moving an airplane from a passenger terminal to a runway or taxiway.
- ‘Following the arrestment and sideline for a pushback, the flight-deck chief emphatically signaled for a shutdown of the port engine.’
- ‘I reviewed the emergency procedures during the pushback.’
- ‘The 311 system, with its ability to sort data by variables such as crew, truck, employee, job and day, didn't go in without pushback.’
- ‘Flight tests of a modified and instrumented B737 are to begin next month to determine how long the inerting effect would remain when the fuel tanks are given a squirt of nitrogen gas before pushback.’
- ‘Now, when the Captain addressed us before we started pushback of the aircraft, I heard this lovely female Jamaican accent.’
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