Synonyms and Antonyms of shove
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.
bear (down), compress, depress, jam, pressure, squash, squeeze, weigh (upon)
bulldoze, compel, force, lean (on or against), muscle, ram
to push steadily against with some force
- She shoved the papers into her backpack.
compress, mash, punch, squash, squeeze, squish
compel, force, pressure
lean (on or against), muscle
drive, propel, thrust
compact, condense, constrict, contract, crush, scrunch, wring
cram, jam, jam-pack, pack, stuff, wedge