This phrasal verb means, “To delay something / To move something into the future“.
- The event was delayed due to lockdown.
- The event was pushed back due to lockdown.
Also, It’s separable:
- He needs to push back the celebration.
- He needs to push the celebration back.
Another meaning of TO PUSH BACK is: “To move or force someone or something back”.
- There wasn’t enough room, so we pushed back the furniture.
It is also separable:
- I quickly pushed her back from the edge. She almost fell over.
I quickly pushed back her from the edge. She almost fell over.
- Leo pushed Jane back from the edge.
Leo pushed back Jane from the edge.
Let’s look at some more examples:
- The firm wanted to push back the deadline but was refused.
- We are going to push back your interview until further notice.
- The company pushed back the deliveries due to bad weather.
The next Phrasal verb, we are going to learn is:
“ TO COME UP WITH “