Meaning of pushback in English:




mass noun
  • 1A negative or unfavourable reaction or response.

    ‘we got some pushback on the new pricing’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What kind of pushback did you get about the idea?’
    • ‘The pushback for our aggressive views has been intense.’
    • ‘But the Constitution also provides for impeachment, and some pushback against judicial power is a good thing.’
    • ‘And for the first time we're seeing a real pushback on this national intelligence director post.’
    • ‘It's only since yesterday and again this morning that we've heard some of that pushback to Kerry.’
    • ‘‘Everything we publish gets pushback from our clients, except from the 10% who score the highest,’ he says.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another pushback: So what do you suggest we do, huh?’
    • ‘But there's a big difference, I think, between welcoming pushback and ‘tabloid journalism trolling.’’
    • ‘Spokesman Carr expects some pushback, at least at first.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When will we get effective political pushback against Hollywood's absolutism on copyright?’
    • ‘I often get pushback from the students from good schools who want to bring outside ideas to their close readings.’
  • 2(at an airport) the process of moving an aircraft from a passenger terminal to a runway or taxiway.

    ‘rules about having all passengers seated before pushback from the gate are not always followed’
    • ‘they held the plane an extra 13 minutes past its scheduled pushback’