An example of shove is using your hands to push someone out of your way.
- to push or thrust, as along a surface
- to push roughly or hastily
Origin of shoveMiddle English shoven ; from Old English scufan, akin to Old Norse skufa, German schieben ; from Indo-European base an unverified form skeubh-, to throw, shove from source scoff
- to push a boat away from shore, a dock, etc.
- ⌂ Informal to start off; leave
verbshoved, shov·ing, shoves
- To push quickly, forcefully, or roughly: shoved the chair against the wall. See Synonyms at push.
- To put (something) roughly in a place: shoved the keys into his pocket.
- To push someone or something with force.
- To move forward roughly, often by shoving someone: shoved past the security guard into his seat.
Origin of shoveMiddle English shoven, from Old English sc&umacron;fan.
(third-person singular simple present shoves, present participle shoving, simple past and past participle shoved)
From Middle English shoven, schouven, from Old English scÅ«fan, from Proto-Germanic *skeubanÄ… (compare West Frisian skowe, Low German schuven, Dutch schuiven, German schieben, Danish skubbe), from Proto-Indo-European *skeubÊ°- (compare Lithuanian skÃ¹bti "˜to hurry', Polish skubaÄ‡ "˜to pluck', Albanian humb "˜to lose').