押 means 'push'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 521   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 26    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 141 words   Used in 220 words   Used in 311 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to push   さえる to check, to restrain
Kun   し-   おっ-
Name    おし   おす   おや
⿰   () hand   first  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 押 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 押 is used 178 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
オウ : 9 words FIND ALL
seizure; confiscation
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: 157 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to push; to press  (this meaning is restricted to form 押す)
2. to apply pressure from above; to press down  (this meaning is restricted to form 押す, 圧す)
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(read as おし) : 12 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 押し売
high-pressure salesmanship
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An additional お.さえる less common words include 押 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1033  Joy o' Kanji : 1033  Key to Kanji: 61 

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オウ   お to push   おさえる to check, to restrain   
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コウ   カン    #1, first; armor   
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