What does shove mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. shove(Noun)

    A rough push.

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

  2. shove(Noun)

    An all-in bet.

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

  3. shove(Verb)

    To push, especially roughly or with force

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

  4. shove(Verb)

    To make an all-in bet.

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

  5. shove(Verb)

    To pass (counterfeit money).

    Etymology: 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

    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. Shove(verb)

    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. Shove(verb)

    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. 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

    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. Shove(noun)

    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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Irmgard Erasmus:

    The socially-oriented government is aware that 2016 is another election year and that voting citizens have received the back end of the stick in recent months, while having indicated that the business climate will be more accommodative under the Lungu administration, the government's stance suggests that, when push comes to shove, little to none has changed in Zambia.

  3. 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.

  4. Professor Irwin Corey:

    I think we should cut Florida off at the Georgia border and shove it up the Mississippi. That way, we'll save a lot of water that's leaking into the Gulf of Mexico and we'll be 500 miles further from Cuba

  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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