WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
shove1 /ʃʌv/USA pronunciation   v.,  shoved, shov•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to push along from behind, often carelessly:[+ object]He shoved the chair into the room.
  2. to push roughly or rudely;
    jostle: [no object]The huge crowd shoved forward into the stadium.[+ object]The police shoved him against a wall.
  3. shove off, [no object] to go away;
    depart:It was time for us to shove off.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of shoving:She gave him a shove.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
shove1  (shuv),USA pronunciation v.,  shoved, shov•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to move along by force from behind;
    push.
  2. to push roughly or rudely;
    jostle.
  3. Slang Terms(often vulgar). to go to hell with:Voters are telling Congress to shove its new tax plan.

v.i. 
  1. to push.
  2. Slang Termsshove or  stick it, Slang (often vulgar). (used to express contempt or belligerence):I told them to take the job and shove it.
  3. Slang Termsshove or  stick it up your or  one's ass, Slang (vulgar). go to hell: a term of contempt, abuse, disagreement, or the like.
  4. shove off: 
    • to push a boat from the shore.
    • Informal Termsto go away;
      depart:I think I'll be shoving off now.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of shoving.
  2. when or  if push comes to shove. See  push (def. 35).
shover, n. 
  • bef. 900; (verb, verbal) Middle English schouven, Old English scūfan; cognate with Dutch schuiven, obsolete German schauben, Old Norse skūfa; akin to Gothic -skiuban; (noun, nominal) Middle English scou, derivative of the verb, verbal

shove2  (shōv),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Textilesboon3.
  • apparently variant of shive2


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

shove /ʃʌv/ vb
  1. to give a thrust or push to (a person or thing)
  2. (transitive) to give a violent push to; jostle
  3. (intransitive) to push one's way roughly
  4. (transitive) informal to put (something) somewhere, esp hurriedly or carelessly: shove it in the bin
n
  1. the act or an instance of shoving

See also shove offEtymology: Old English scūfan; related to Old Norse skūfa to push, Gothic afskiuban to push away, Old High German skioban to shove

ˈshover n



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