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Idioms about shove

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM shove

shover, nounun·shoved, adjective

Other definitions for shove (2 of 2)

shove2
[ shohv ]
/ ʃoʊv /

noun

Origin of shove

2
Apparently variant of shive2
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How to use shove in a sentence

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 forms of shove

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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Other 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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