how to understand “push back on fate” in following sentence？
He always knew what to do with a weapon in his hand. Out there, he could push back on fate, put an arrow right through its heart.
24 Th10 2012 12:16
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It means that if he has a weapon he can defend himself (from fate - injury or death) with an arrow. Push is used here for its metaphorical power - the image of an arrow pushing against something physical.