Definitions for shoveʃʌv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shoveʃʌv(v.; n.)shoved, shov•ing

  1. (v.t.)to propel along.

  2. to push roughly or rudely; jostle.

  3. (v.i.)to push.

  4. shove off, to push a boat from the shore. to go away; depart.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  5. (n.)an act or instance of shoving.

Origin of shove:

bef. 900; (v.) ME schouven, OE scūfan, c. OFris skūva, ON skūfa


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shove(verb)

    the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

    "he gave the door a shove"

  2. jostle, shove(verb)

    come into rough contact with while moving

    "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

  3. shove(verb)

    push roughly

    "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"

  4. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shove(verb)ʃʌv

    to push hard or suddenly

    a woman shoving through the crowd; He shoved the old lady who fell.; He gave his brother a shove.


  1. shove(Noun)

    A rough push.

  2. shove(Noun)

    An all-in bet.

  3. shove(Verb)

    To push, especially roughly or with force

  4. shove(Verb)

    To make an all-in bet.

  5. shove(Verb)

    To pass (counterfeit money).

  6. Origin: scufan, from skeubanan. Cognate with Dutch schuiven, German schieben.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shove(verb)

    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

  2. Shove(verb)

    to push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle

  3. Shove(verb)

    to push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling

  4. Shove(verb)

    to move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off

  5. Shove(noun)

    the act of shoving; a forcible push

  6. Shove

    p. p. of Shove

Translations for shove

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a push

He gave the table a shove.

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