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shove

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verb \ˈshəv\

Definition of shove

shoved

shoving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to push along

  3. 2 :  to push or put in a rough, careless, or hasty manner :  thrust

  4. 3 :  to force by other than physical means :  compel <shove a bill through the legislature>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to move by forcing a way <bargain hunters shoving up to the counter>

  7. 2a :  to move something by exerting forceb :  leave —usually used with off <shoved off for home>

shover

noun

Examples of shove in a sentence

  1. He shoved the door until it finally opened.

  2. A large man shoved me out of the way.

  3. She shoved her plate aside.

  4. He shoved me into the pool.

  5. A group of security guards shoved through the crowd.

  6. The children were pushing and shoving to see the clowns.

Origin and Etymology of shove

Middle English, from Old English scūfan to thrust away; akin to Old High German scioban to push and probably to Lithuanian skubti to hurry


First Known Use: before 12th century


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shove

noun

Definition of shove

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

Examples of shove in a sentence

  1. He gave the door a shove, and it opened.

14th Century

First Known Use of shove

14th century



SHOVE Defined for English Language Learners

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shove

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verb \ˈshəv\

Definition of shove for English Language Learners

  • : to push (something) with force

  • : to push (someone or something) along or away in a rough or careless way


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shove

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Definition of shove for English Language Learners

  • : a strong, forceful push


SHOVE Defined for Kids

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shove

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verb \ˈshəv\

Definition of shove for Students

shoved

shoving

  1. 1 :  to push with steady force <He shoved the box under the table.>

  2. 2 :  to push along or away carelessly or rudely <She shoved me out of the way.>


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shove

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noun

Definition of shove for Students

  1. :  a forceful push



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