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Definition of "shove" []

  • To push forward or along. (verb-transitive)
  • To push rudely or roughly. See Synonyms at push. (verb-transitive)
  • To push someone or something with force. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of shoving; a push. (noun)
  • Shove off To push (a boat) away from shore in leaving. (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shove" in a sentence
  • "If doing X (or not doing X) will result in death or a disaster, a shove is appropriate."
  • "He turned up at that moment, and frankly gloated over the success of what he called shove the seventh, and twist the first."
  • "What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favorite album?"