What does shove mean?

Definitions for shoveʃʌv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shove.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. shoven, AS. scofian, fr. scfan; akin to OFries. skva, D. schuiven, G. schieben, OHG. scioban, Icel. skfa, skfa, 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. 160. Cf. Sheaf a bundle of stalks, Scoop, Scuffle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shove

    shuv, v.t. to drive along by continuous pressure: to push before one.—v.i. to push forward: to push off.—n. act of shoving: a strong push, a forward movement of packed river-ice.—Shove off, to push off a boat with oar or boat-hook. [A.S. scofian; Dut. schuiven, Ger. schieben.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shove in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfredo Granado:

    We don't want to shove it down their throats, airbus said whatever employees want to do, it's their choice.

  2. Kevin Appleby:

    When push comes to shove, the federal government has both the plenary power and the power of the 1980 Refugee Act to place refugees anywhere in the country.

  3. Nicolas Maduro:

    I suggest you put this democratic charter in a very thin tube and find a better use for it, Mr. Almagro, you can shove that democratic charter wherever it fits.

  4. Leona Kelley:

    It was made just like the other rings they've got in there, you can bend it up and shove it in here. So it was made for a vending machine. I just don't understand why.

  5. Mohamed El-Erian:

    There will be lots of political noise and posturing. But, when push comes to shove, Brexit will be avoided, it would be costly for all involved, and especially the UK.

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