I have a question about phrases like this one:
John pushed Jane against the wall.
The verb push refers to an active state of movement
push down the street
the preposition against implies a stationary state
the ladder against the wall
So the phrase
pushed Jane against
is contradictory to me about motion.
Would this rewrite:
John pushed Jane toward the wall, and held her against the wall.
which is less contradictory to me have the same meaning?