shove off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of shove off

informal
: to leave a place
  • It's getting late, so I guess I should shove off.
  • She angrily told him to shove off.

Word by Word Definitions

shove play
  1. : to push along

  2. : to push or put in a rough, careless, or hasty manner : thrust

  3. : to force by other than physical means : compel

  1. : an act or instance of shoving : a forcible push

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shove off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!