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Meaning of SHOVE

Pronunciation:  showv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"
  2. [v]  push roughly; "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"
  3. [v]  come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
  4. [v]  press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
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 Synonyms: jostle, squeeze, stuff, thrust
 See Also: bundling, elbow, force, force, jostle, jostling, push, push, push, pushing, shoulder in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shove\ (sh[u^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shoved}
    (sh[u^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoving}.] [OE. shoven, AS.
    scofian, fr. sc[=u]fan; akin to OFries. sk[=u]va, D.
    schuiven, G. schieben, OHG. scioban, Icel. sk[=u]fa,
    sk[=y]fa, Sw. skuffa, Dan. skuffe, Goth. afskiuban to put
    away, cast away; cf. Skr. kshubh to become agitated, to
    quake, Lith. skubrus quick, skubinti to hasten. [root]160.
    Cf. {Sheaf} a bundle of stalks, {Scoop}, {Scuffle}.]
    1. To drive along by the direct and continuous application of
       strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to
       make it move along the surface of another body; as, to
       shove a boat on the water; to shove a table across the
    2. To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude
       manner; to jostle.
             And shove away the worthy bidden guest. --Milton.
             He used to shove and elbow his fellow servants.
  2. \Shove\, v. i.
    1. To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or
    2. To move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a
       pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off.
             He grasped the oar, eceived his guests on board, and
             shoved from shore.                    --Garth.
  3. \Shove\, n.
    The act of shoving; a forcible push.
          I rested . . . and then gave the boat another shove.
    Syn: See {Thrust}.
  4. \Shove\, obs.
    p. p. of {Shove}. --Chaucer.