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The phrase "push over" means to push somebody so that he/she falls down on the ground.
Do native speakers think that I could use "shove over", "bump over" or "hit over" like this:
to mean the act of shoving her, bumping her, or hitting her, respectively, caused her to fall down on the ground?1. He shoved her over.
2. He bumped her over.
3. He hit her over.
Last edited by learningspirit; 18-Feb-2015 at 06:39.
Stick to 'He pushed her over' or 'He knocked her over'.
Is "push over" less common than "knock over"?
For me, "push over" sounds deliberate and "knocked over" sounds accidental.
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