- to push a boat from the shore.
- Informal. to go away; depart: I think I'll be shoving off now.
Idioms about shove
Origin of shove1
OTHER WORDS FROM shoveshover, nounun·shoved, adjective
Words nearby shove
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How to use shove in a sentence
For example, if you balance a bicycle with your hand and then give it a shove, it will roll upright for a surprising length of time, even re-balancing itself to some degree, before it slows and topples over.
She left her marriage when alcohol-fueled threats from her then-husband began to turn into shoves.Five days, 100 vaccine doses and a wildfire of conspiracy theories|Jose Del Real|May 28, 2021|Washington Post
Humphrey was knocked to the turf, looking for a penalty to be called on Brown for a shove and offensive pass interference.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards|Mark Maske|January 10, 2021|Washington Post
There’s much agreement, though, that the playoff push got a big shove from the championship game of early 2012, when the old system cranked out an Alabama-LSU rematch so boring it threatened to leave the nation dangerously comatose.
These big, set-piece events shove the royalty in their face.British Republicans Hail New Royal Baby As Good Recruiting Tool|Tom Sykes|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The four of them move to the boat, right it, balance the mattress across its bow and shove it towards the water.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The era of singers telling loser boyfriends to shove off and demanding more from men was over.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music|Amanda Marcotte|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When push comes to shove, the pressure of staving off Ghana, Portugal, and Germany fell on Howard.
He tries to shove his relationship with Amia into a box and that box explodes in his face.Louie’s Elevator Romance: Can Love Exist Without Sex?|Amanda Marcotte|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with shove
see push comes to shove; push (shove) off; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick (shove) it.