Shove

Definition of Shove

Pronunciation: shŭv
v. t.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 floor.
[imp. & p. p. Shoved (shŭvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Shoving.]
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.
- Arbuthnot.
v. i.1.To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling.
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.
n.1.The act of shoving; a forcible push.
I rested . . . and then gave the boat another shove.
- Swift.
p. p.1.p. p. of Shove.

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