Definitions for: Shove

[n] the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"
[v] push roughly; "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"
[v] come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
[v] press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Webster (1913) Definition: Shove (sh[u^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shoved
(sh[u^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Shoving.] [OE. shoven, AS.
scofian, fr. sc[=u]fan; akin to OFries. sk[=u]va, D.
schuiven, G. schieben, OHG. scioban, Icel. sk[=u]fa,
sk[=y]fa, Sw. skuffa, Dan. skuffe, Goth. afskiuban to put
away, cast away; cf. Skr. kshubh to become agitated, to
quake, Lith. skubrus quick, skubinti to hasten. [root]160.
Cf. Sheaf a bundle of stalks, Scoop, Scuffle.]
1. To drive along by the direct and continuous application of
strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to
make it move along the surface of another body; as, to
shove a boat on the water; to shove a table across the

2. To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude
manner; to jostle.

And shove away the worthy bidden guest. --Milton.

He used to shove and elbow his fellow servants.

Shove, v. i.
1. To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or

2. To move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a
pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off.

He grasped the oar, eceived his guests on board, and
shoved from shore. --Garth.

Shove, n.
The act of shoving; a forcible push.

I rested . . . and then gave the boat another shove.

Syn: See Thrust.

Shove, obs.
p. p. of Shove. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: jostle, squeeze, stuff, thrust

See Also: bundling, elbow, force, force, jostle, jostling, push, push, push, pushing, shoulder in

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