Shove - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃʌv|  American pronunciation of the word shove
Brit.  |ʃʌv|  British pronunciation of the word shove


- the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)
he gave the door a shove


- come into rough contact with while moving (syn: jostle)
- push roughly
the people pushed and shoved to get in line
- press or force (syn: squeeze, stuff, thrust)

Extra examples

He shoved the door until it finally opened.

A large man shoved me out of the way.

She shoved her plate aside.

He shoved me into the pool.

A group of security guards shoved through the crowd.

The children were pushing and shoving to see the clowns.

He gave the door a shove, and it opened.

Everyone was pushing and shoving.

She ran to him, but he shoved her away.

We shall need all the votes to shove the new law through.

He shoved the wallet into his pocket.

Peter shoved the suitcase under the bed.

I must be shoving along now, it's getting late.

He shoved her towards the car.

Everyone was pushing and shoving to see the prince.

Phrasal verbs

shove off  — leave; informal or rude

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shove
he/she/it: shoves
present participle: shoving
past tense: shoved
past participle: shoved
singular: shove
plural: shoves
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