verb (used with object), shoved, shov·ing.
verb (used without object), shoved, shov·ing.
- to push a boat from the shore.
- Informal. to go away; depart: I think I'll be shoving off now.
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Idioms for shove
Origin of shove1
OTHER WORDS FROM shoveshover, nounun·shoved, adjective
Definition for shove (2 of 2)
Origin of shove2
Example sentences from the Web for shove
He made an easy target, the know-it-all liberal egghead who demeaned the wisdom of the American people.
On her own path, though, the “relationship know-it-all” is embracing her own, different natural progression.
In her Twitter profile bio, writer Liz Tuccillo calls herself a “relationship know-it-all.”
The Lennon Wall in Admiralty is a mosaic of Post-It notes, each square a scribbled wish.
Its only failure was that it lacked the right kind of losing-it drama Oscar night watchers crave.
Had he not meant the Fleet to shove in K. must have made some reference to the second Division, surely.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He lifted the other cadet as high as he could and with a shove sent him rolling on the ice beyond.The Mystery at Putnam Hall|Arthur M. Winfield
Black Hood kicked his legs over the rail, reversing his position, gave himself a shove with his hands.
Near the coast line the effect of the waves is continually to shove the detritus up the slopes of the continental shelf.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
No assistant editor would dare to shove that into a paper on his own responsibility.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for shove
Derived forms of shoveshover, noun
Word Origin for shove
Idioms and Phrases with shove
see push comes to shove; push (shove) off; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick (shove) it.