Nearby words

  1. shout from the rooftops,
  2. shout-out,
  3. shouting distance,
  4. shouting match,
  5. shouty,
  6. shove off,
  7. shove-ha'penny,
  8. shove-halfpenny,
  9. shovel,
  10. shovel beak

Idioms

Origin of shove

1
before 900; (v.) Middle English schouven, Old English scūfan; cognate with Dutch schuiven, obsolete German schauben, Old Norse skūfa; akin to Gothic -skiuban; (noun) Middle English scou, derivative of the v.

Related formsshov·er, nounun·shoved, adjective

shove

2
[ shohv ]
/ ʃoʊv /

noun

Origin of shove

2
apparently variant of shive2

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British Dictionary definitions for shove

shove

/ (ʃʌv) /

verb

to give a thrust or push to (a person or thing)
(tr) to give a violent push to; jostle
(intr) to push one's way roughly
(tr) informal to put (something) somewhere, esp hurriedly or carelesslyshove it in the bin

noun

the act or an instance of shoving
See also shove off

Derived Formsshover, noun

Word Origin for shove

Old English scūfan; related to Old Norse skūfa to push, Gothic afskiuban to push away, Old High German skioban to shove

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Word Origin and History for shove
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Idioms and Phrases with shove

shove

see push comes to shove; push (shove) off; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick (shove) it.

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