Definition of shoving match
- They got into a shoving match.
: to push along
: to push or put in a rough, careless, or hasty manner : thrust
: to force by other than physical means : compel
: an act or instance of shoving : a forcible push
: a person or thing equal or similar to another
: one able to cope with another
: an exact counterpart
: to encounter successfully as an antagonist
: to set in competition or opposition
: to provide with a worthy competitor
: a chemically prepared wick or cord formerly used in firing firearms or powder
: a short slender piece of flammable material (such as wood) tipped with a combustible mixture that bursts into flame when slightly heated through friction (as by being scratched against a rough surface)
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