AskDefine | Define shove

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shove n : the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"


1 come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train" [syn: jostle]
2 push roughly; "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"
3 press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand" [syn: thrust, stuff, squeeze]

User Contributed Dictionary



Old English scūfan, from Germanic *skeuban. Cognate with Dutch schuiven, German schieben.



  1. To push, especially roughly or with force


  1. A rough push

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