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