Ross had to shove his clothes into his locker so that he could close the door.
An example of shove is using your hands to push someone out of your way.
intransitive verbshoved, shov′ing
- 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 scūfan
(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').