Shove Definition

shŭv
shoved, shoves, shoving
verb
shoved, shoves, shoving
To push roughly or hastily.
Webster's New World
To put (something) roughly in a place.
Shoved the keys into his pocket.
American Heritage
To push or thrust, as along a surface.
Webster's New World
To move forward roughly, often by shoving someone.
Shoved past the security guard into his seat.
American Heritage
To move off or along by an act of pushing, as with an oar or pole used in a boat; sometimes with off.
Wiktionary
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noun
shoves
The act or an instance of shoving; a push or thrust.
Webster's New World

(poker slang) An all-in bet.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
idiom
shove off
  • to push a boat away from shore, a dock, etc.
  • to start off; leave
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Shove

Noun

Singular:
shove
Plural:
shoves

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Shove

Origin of Shove

  • 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 skùbti "˜to hurry', Polish skubać "˜to pluck', Albanian humb "˜to lose').

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English shoven from Old English scūfan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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