An example of shove is using your hands to push someone out of your way.
Shoved past the security guard into his seat.
Shoved the chair against the wall.
Shoved the keys into his pocket.
- to push a boat away from shore, a dock, etc.
- to start off; leave
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of shove
- Middle English shoven from Old English scūfan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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').