Shove 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 floor. [1913 Webster]

2. To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle. [1913 Webster]

And shove away the worthy bidden guest. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He used to shove and elbow his fellow servants. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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