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  1. push the envelopeverb

    to go beyond established limits; to pioneer.

  2. Etymology: * From the boundary line on a graph of an aircraft's capabilities, especially those of height and speed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of push the envelope in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of push the envelope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of push the envelope in a Sentence

  1. Kim Jong:

    Kim Jong Un has given the United States until the end of the year to rethink its approach, but if they don't get a meaningful response to these tests, maybe they'll try to push the envelope further.

  2. Chandler Massey:

    I think I learned how to be professional—the shooting demands and the financial demands were stuff you really have to be on your game at all times, Massey said. I think it helped me hone my craft. i think it’s because we do juicy story lines and we are not afraid to push the envelope and go a little crazy sometime. But I think also the rich tapestry of characters also helps make it a juicy show.

  3. Madeline Gardner:

    Meghan is a trend-setter, when she wears a coat, it sells out in a minute. I think she’ll push the envelope with her gown a little bit.

  4. Harri Kulovaara:

    This is about 1 % great idea and 99 % execution, history tells us that we like to push the envelope and will continue to do that and create very unique experiences.

  5. Mike Dabbs:

    You will certainly see, absent congressional action, significant litigation as states try to push the envelope on this.


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