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shove

verb

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1 to apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one
  • I had to keep shoving my heavy suitcase as I slowly made my way to the head of the line

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2 to push steadily against with some force
  • quit shoving your hand in my face

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shove

noun

Synonyms of shove (Entry 2 of 2)

as in push

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The first known use of shove was before the 12th century

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“Shove.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shove. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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