shove

shove
shove1 S3 [ʃʌv] v
[: Old English; Origin: scufan 'to push away']
1.) [I and T]
to push someone or something in a rough or careless way, using your hands or shoulders
He shoved her towards the car.
Everyone was pushing and shoving to see the prince.
2.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to put something somewhere carelessly or without thinking much
Tidying the room seems to mean shoving everything under the bed!
He shoved his hands into his pockets.
3.) [T] spoken
used to tell someone in a very impolite way that you do not want something
They can take their three cents an hour raise and shove it .
when/if push comes to shove atpush2 (6)
shove off phr v
1.) BrE spoken used to tell someone rudely or angrily to go away
Shove off! I'm busy.
2.) to push a boat away from the land, usually with a pole
shove up/over phr v
BrE to move along on a seat to make space for someone else
Shove up mate, there's no room to sit down here.
shove 2
shove2 n
a strong push
Give the door a good shove.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • shove — O.E. scufan push away (class II strong verb; past tense sceaf, pp. scoven), from P.Gmc. *skeub , *skub (Cf. O.N. skufa, O.Fris. skuva, Du. schuiven, O.H.G. scioban, Ger. schieben to push, thrust, Goth. af skiuban) to put away, from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

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