shoving match

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of shoving match

: two people angrily shoving each other
  • They got into a shoving match.

Word by Word Definitions

shove play shoving
  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

match play
  1. : a person or thing equal or similar to another

  2. : one able to cope with another

  3. : an exact counterpart

  1. : to encounter successfully as an antagonist

  2. : to set in competition or opposition

  3. : to provide with a worthy competitor

  1. : a chemically prepared wick or cord formerly used in firing firearms or powder

  2. : 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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