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 forms

shov·er, nounun·shoved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shove off (1 of 2)

shove off


verb (intr, adverb; often imperative)

to move from the shore in a boat
informal to go away; depart

British Dictionary definitions for shove off (2 of 2)

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 Forms

shover, 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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Idioms and Phrases with shove off

shove


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

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