Together we will push off COVID19 out of the world soon

Is push off used here ok?

Why is it not to be sth like contain, check?


Is something wrong with my question?
Any comment appreciated. Please.

I guess you will have the author of this sentence because only they will be able to explain their strange choice of words.

1 Like

I totally agree with your comment. It is come across online that I caught it.
So could I replace the confused phrasal verb by contain or check instead? Are they ok?


Well, I would need to see the entire sentence.


Hi Torsten,

To push off is a rude way of telling someone to go away. Perhaps that’s what the author meant by that - tell the virus to push off - but if he did, he used it wrongly, to say the least. What’s more, I think he meant something in the sense of united we stand, together we fall. So I would say: “Together we will be able to limit the spread of Covid 19, provided we all respect the measures, taken by the government.” By the way, we won’t be able to get rid of this virus for at least another six months, since statistics have already shown differently.