I. verb (shoved; shoving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scūfan to thrust away; akin to Old High German scioban to push and probably to Lithuanian skubti to hurry Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to push along 2. to push or put in a rough, careless, or hasty manner ; thrust 3. to force by other than physical means ; compel <
shove a bill through the legislature
intransitive verb 1. to move by forcing a way <
bargain hunters shoving up to the counter
2. a. to move something by exerting force b. leave — usually used with off <
shoved off for home
shover noun II. noun Date: 14th century an act or instance of shoving ; a forcible push

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shove — ► VERB 1) push roughly. 2) put somewhere carelessly or roughly. ► NOUN ▪ a strong push. ● shove off Cf. ↑shove off ● shove up Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • Shove — Shove, n. The act of shoving; a forcible push. [1913 Webster] I rested . . . and then gave the boat another shove. Swift. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Thrust}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shove — Shove, obs. p. p. of {Shove}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shove — O.E. scufan push away (class II strong verb; past tense sceaf, pp. scoven), from P.Gmc. *skeub , *skub (Cf. O.N. skufa, O.Fris. skuva, Du. schuiven, O.H.G. scioban, Ger. schieben to push, thrust, Goth. af skiuban) to put away, from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • shove — [shuv] vt., vi. shoved, shoving [ME shoven < OE scufan, akin to ON skufa, Ger schieben < IE base * skeubh , to throw, shove > SCOFF1] 1. to push or thrust, as along a surface 2. to push roughly or hastily n. the act or an instance of… …   English World dictionary

  • Shove — Shove, v. i. 1. To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] He grasped the oar, eceived …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shove — index impact, impel, impetus, jostle (bump into) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shove — vb *push, thrust, propel Analogous words: *force, constrain, oblige, compel, coerce: impel, drive, *move …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shove — [v] push without gentleness boost, buck, bulldoze*, cram, crowd, dig, drive, elbow, hustle, impel, jab, jam, jostle, nudge, poke, press, prod, propel, shoulder, thrust; concept 208 Ant. pull …   New thesaurus

  • shove — shove1 [ ʃʌv ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to push someone or something with force: Stop shoving me! shove someone to/into/on etc. something: He kicked Jason and shoved some other kid to the ground. pushing and shoving (=pushing with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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