From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshoveshove1 /ʃʌv/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]PUSH to push someone or something in a rough or careless way, using your hands or shoulders 🔊 He shoved her towards the car. 🔊 Everyone was pushing and shoving to see the prince.► see thesaurus at push2[transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUT to put something somewhere carelessly or without thinking much 🔊 Tidying the room seems to mean shoving everything under the bed! 🔊 He shoved his hands into his pockets.► see thesaurus at put3[transitive] spoken used to tell someone in a very impolite way that you do not want something 🔊 They can take their three cents an hour raise and shove it. → when/if push comes to shoveat push2(6) →shove off →shove up/over→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shove• He shoved a piece of paper at me.• Not one playershoved an official into the azaleas.• Shove anything you don't want in that sack.• The policemenexchangedglances; then he pushing and shoving began: You first.• Danskin swung at him with the pistol, then shovedConverseaside in pursuit.• The children were all pushing and shoving each other.• At the entrance he shoved hard.• One of the soldiersshoved her roughly against the wall.• The officerremoved Schultz' handcuffs and shoved him into a cell.• Tom shoved his suitcase under the bed.• Petershoved his way through the densecrowd in search of his son.• Robert shoved past the others and made his way to the front of the room.• XTree hopes this move will shove the company into the big league.• Armed police shoved the protestors aside to make way for the president's car.• I got mad, because they were so greedy, and tried to shove them away from the chair.• He bundled the papers together and shoved them into a drawer.• The people moved forward towards the food, pushing and shoving to get there first.pushing and shoving• Geary points out that, by this stage, picket-line behaviour had evolved into a ritualised pushing and shoving.• With some pushing and shoving and much hilarity we changed and appeared in reasonably good order for our ten minuterehearsal time.• There was much pushing and shoving and shouting and waving as the passengers at last began to disembark.• There was a confusion of bodies, a wave of pushing and shoving as the crowd recoiled.• People were pushing and shoving at the barriers to get a better view.• The policemen exchanged glances; then he pushing and shoving began: You first.• He did it without pushing and shoving but with competentauthority.• Guestsrose from their seats, men pushing and shoving each other.• With a bit of pushing and shoving they finally helped Simon Morris over for their first try.shove it• The food dribbled out and she had to scoop it off his chin and shove it back in.• He shoved it back into the box and snapped down the lid viciously.• Where Ken wanted to jolly the world along, Bernard wanted to push it and shove it for its own good.• Oh, shove it in me, way up!• He shoved it into his mouth, stuffed the fingers in and then the head.• Then I made a fist-sized roll of the rest and shoved it into my deepestpocket.• My sleeping bag's on the floor, and I shove it on the bed quick.• So Gloria had shoved it out of the way under the bed.shoveshove2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PUSHa strong push 🔊 Give the door a good shove.