What does shove mean?

Definitions for shove
ʃʌvshove

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoveverb

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

    "he gave the door a shove"

  2. jostle, shoveverb

    come into rough contact with while moving

    "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

  3. shoveverb

    push roughly

    "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"

  4. thrust, stuff, shove, squeezeverb

    press or force

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

Wiktionary

  1. shovenoun

    A rough push.

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

  2. shovenoun

    An all-in bet.

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

  3. shoveverb

    To push, especially roughly or with force

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

  4. shoveverb

    To make an all-in bet.

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

  5. shoveverb

    To pass (counterfeit money).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoveverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Shoveverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Shoveverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Shoveverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Shovenoun

    the act of shoving; a forcible push

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Shove

    p. p. of Shove

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of shove in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Steve Honig:

    Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department, amanda is a gentle, respectful person who has never gotten physical with anyone under any circumstance. That evening she had a few drinks at a bachelorette party and when hotel security asked her and Bobby to quiet down, she got a bit rambunctious. Amanda gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove ; hotel security did their job and reported the incident to the police, who in turn did their job. Despite Bobby explaining this was not an ill-intended shove, the police still had to do their job, which Amanda completely respects and understands.

  3. 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.

  4. Karen Charrington:

    With hindering prosecution, you usually need to provide some criminal assistance to a person that has committed a felony, but for someone to tell an officer, ‘ Karen Charrington can't come in,' and they don't want to answer questions – Karen Charrington have that full right to remain silent to police officers. Karen Charrington’re not obligated to tell the officers what happened in a crime. Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022. ( Curtis Means) Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022( Curtis Means) After allegedly shoving Barbara Gustern to Barbara Gustern death, Pazienza stayed in the area for more than 20 minutes, according to The DA. NYC SOCIALITE ACCUSED IN ELDERLY SHOVE DEATH BULLIED CLASSMATES IN SCHOOL Surveillance footage reviewed by the DA captured Pazienza getting into a fight with a man believed to be her fiancé about seven minutes after the shove, then watching as an ambulance arrived at the location. About half an hour after the attack, Pazienza and her fiancé allegedly entered Penn Station and took the subway back to their shared condo in Astoria, Queens. Building where Lauren Pazienza and Lauren Pazienza fiancé reside in Queens, New York( Fox News Digital / Rebecca Rosenberg) It wasn't until six days later Lauren Pazienza fled New York City on March 16 after Barbara Gustern succumbed to Barbara Gustern injuries. Lauren Pazienza's parents' home in Port Jefferson, New York( Fox News Digital Digital/Rebecca Rosenberg) MARCH 10 : Barbara Gustern shoved to the ground in Manhattan MARCH 15 : Barbara Gustern dies. Lauren Pazienza cause of death ruled to blunt-force trauma to the head MARCH 16 : Pazienza reportedly flees to parents' home on Long Island as she apparently deleted her social media MARCH 17 : Pazienza allegedly stopped using her cellphone and hid it at her aunt's house MARCH 19 : NYPD received anonymous tip on Pazienza MARCH 21 : NYPD turned away from Pazienza family home MARCH 22 : Pazienza retains attorney and surrenders in Manhattan Lauren Pazienza's mug shot.

  5. Donald Trump:

    If push comes to shove, 25 % on a $ 1,000 phone is not a joking matter, regardless if Apple absorbs some of that or if it's largely passed onto the consumer.

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