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'Excuse me, but that's my button.'

DEFINITION: v. To push a push-button that has just been pushed by someone else because you "need" to push it yourself; common at elevators, traffic lights, and family meetings. n. A person who "needs" to push their own buttons.

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Necessivate

Created by: Ellemorpheus

Pronunciation: Ness-ess-ih-vay-t

Sentence: He necessivated every time his girlfriend pushed the window button.

Etymology: Necess-Necessity ivate- activate

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Redundation

Created by: LankyJane

Pronunciation: RE dun DAY shun

Sentence: The guy that just pushed the glowing "Ground floor" button in the lift was suffering from some major redundation.

Etymology: From the words "reduntant" and "retardation". Performingly a stupidly pointless act, such as pushing an elevator button that has clearly already been selected.

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interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-19: 11:44:00

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Buttonupmanship

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: buht'n-UHP-man-ship

Sentence: Bob wasn't a nice man; if he didn't get his own way, he would become pushy. Frequently he would be "pushing someones button," and if that didn't work he would "push their keys." Also he thought that he was a tough dude and joined "The Push," but they thought he was nothing more than a "push-fire" and a real "push-over." Even at lifts and traffic lights, he always tried his buttonupmanship, telling little old ladies to "button-up their lip." He had no success with the younger ladies also, when it came to "push-on-up." Seeking a free night's fun at someone else's expense, he thought he might push his luck with the ladies at a "pushing school" or a "buttonhole factory," but when it came to "push and shove," they stomped on his "button and bows" and told him to "push off" or he'd be "pushing clouds" sooner than he thought.

Etymology: BUTTON: n. any small knob or disk pressed to activate an electric circuit, release a spring, or otherwise operate or open a machine, small door, toy, etc. ONEUPMANSHIP n. the attitude or practice of trying to keep one step ahead of a friend or competitor;

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I like it. - lumina, 2008-06-19: 02:28:00

Funny, and very clever. - Mustang, 2008-06-19: 06:31:00

great word and sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-19: 11:41:00

Bob, is his last name Pushkin by any chance? He'll be doing that till they put him in a push chair! - Nosila, 2008-06-19: 20:29:00

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Pushsessive

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: push + sess + ive

Sentence: That guy came up and hit the elevator call button right after I did, even though he SAW me do it! Did he think I didn't do it *right*?

Etymology: push + posessive (or obsessive, if you prefer)

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Superflupress

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: sue-purr-flu-press

Sentence: Gordon was such a controlpanelfreak that he was always superflupressing in the vain thought that he could override everyone else's intentions.

Etymology: superfluous (surplus to demand) + press

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COMMENTS:

petaj Now if we can just have a definition about news coverage of a pandemic of respiratory disease - this can do double duty. - petaj, 2007-04-10: 07:21:00

love this word - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-10: 14:20:00

That really works! - jedijawa, 2007-04-11: 00:47:00

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Prodprietary

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: prod/pry/e/tary

Sentence: To be prodprietary one must establish prodprietary rights over all things pushable.

Etymology: prod + proprietary

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Good word, I nearly voted for this, except its not a verb. - justinchau, 2008-06-23: 06:01:00

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Obspress

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əbˈspɹɛs/

Sentence: The tendency to obspress is one of those annoying habits that fills me with reflustration.

Etymology: from obsess + press

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I just realized that I should have just submitted "repush" - ErWenn, 2007-04-11: 10:50:00

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Compushion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: com/push/yuhn

Sentence: Joe has to be sure he is in total control of his life and make things happen for himself. As a result, he has to push all the buttons and make all his own choices to ensure he has forged his own path. His compushion is annoying to those around him, but he must control the panel of his life and be assured he caused what is to take place in his life.

Etymology: COMPUSHION - noun - from COMPULSION (an irresistible impulse to perform an act + PUSH (press with energy and insistence)

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COMMENTS:

Another good one! - lumina, 2008-06-19: 02:29:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-19: 11:42:00

Another Top word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-20: 05:53:00

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Represshion

Created by: Angie

Pronunciation: re-presh-un

Sentence: Though the "up" button glowed with a faint light indicating that someone had already summoned the elevator, Clara felt compelled to press it again--just in case.

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Prodominate

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: PROD+dOMINATE

Sentence: We kept at it, each having to be the last one to push, cycling faster and faster in a mad frenzy for prodomination, not really wanting it to end as we responded to each other almost in synch, until finally we both just stood there looking at each other, exhausted, far past the time the elevator reached our floor -- I think I am in love.

Etymology: PROD+dOMINATE

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-10: 02:32:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic.
Thank you Osomatic! ~ James

Mustang - 2008-06-19: 08:28:00
Being compushive isnt easy. It takes lots of energy and ingenuity.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-27: 02:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic. ~ James