What does shove mean?
Definitions for shove
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shove.
the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)
"he gave the door a shove"
come into rough contact with while moving
"The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
"the people pushed and shoved to get in line"
thrust, stuff, shove, squeezeverb
press or force
"Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
A rough push.
An all-in bet.
To push, especially roughly or with force
To make an all-in bet.
To pass (counterfeit money).
Etymology: scufan, from skeubanan. Cognate with Dutch schuiven, German schieben.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of shoving; a push.
Etymology: from the verb.
I was forced to swim behind, and push the boat forward with one of my hands; and the tide favouring me, I could feel the ground: I rested two minutes, and then gave the boat another shove. Gulliver’s Travels.
Etymology: scufan , Saxon; schuyven, Dutch.
The hand could pluck her back, that shov’d her on. William Shakespeare.
In the corrupted currents of this world,
Offence’s gilded hand may shove by justice;
And oft the wicked prize itself
Buys out the law. William Shakespeare.
I sent your grace
The parcels and particulars of our grief,
The which hath been with scorn shov’d from the court. William Shakespeare.
Of other care they little reck’ning make,
Than how to scramble at the shearers feast,
And shove away the worthy bidden guest. John Milton.
There the British Neptune stood,
Beneath them to submit th’ officious flood,
And with his trident shov’d them off the sand. Dryden.
Shoving back this earth on which I sit,
I’ll mount. John Dryden, Tyrannick Love.
A strong man was going to shove down St. Paul’s cupola. Arb.
He used to shove and elbow his fellow-servants to get near his mistress, when money was a-paying or receiving. Arbuthn.
Behold a rev’rend sire
Crawl through the streets, shov’d on or rudely press’d
By his own sons. Alexander Pope.
You’ve play’d and lov’d, and eat and drank your fill;
Walk sober off, before a sprightlier age
Come titt’ring on, and shove you from the stage. Alexander Pope.
Make nature still incroach upon his plan,
And shove him off as far as e’er we can. Alexander Pope.
Eager to express your love,
You ne’er consider whom you shove,
But rudely press before a duke. Jonathan Swift.
The seamen towed, and I shoved ’till we arrived within forty yards of the shore. Gulliver’s Travels.
He grasp’d the oar,
Receiv’d his guests aboard, and shov’d from shore. Samuel Garth.
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
to push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle
to push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling
to move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off
the act of shoving; a forcible push
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
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shove is ranked #47614 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shove surname appeared 445 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shove.
92.8% or 413 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of shove in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of shove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of shove in a Sentence
We will try whatever we can in order to minimize any kind of operations, if push comes to shove and they do not honor the ceasefire, there will be no humanitarian pause.
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.
When push comes to shove, I'm gon na stand with the Constitution, which is why I actually I'm at peace with it, because that's what I said I'd do in the first place.
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.
The party that tells women to sit down and shut up is not supposed to be the Democratic Party, … I may not be refined, but I’m real. The polished turds that they continue to shove down our throats as politicians are still turds.
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Translations for shove
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- empentar, espitjar, empènyer, empenta, empentejarCatalan, Valencian
- schieben, drängen, schubsen, SchubsGerman
- empujón, empujarSpanish
- tuupata, töniä, ty, tönäistä, tuuppaus, tönäisyFinnish
- fourrer, pousserFrench
- spintone, spintonareItalian
- 押し込みます, 押す, 押し込むJapanese
- ue, tuteMāori
- empurrar, empurrãoPortuguese
- засовывать, засунуть, толкнуть, пихать, толчок, совать, толкать, пихнутьRussian
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