|Origin:||scufan 'to push away'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
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.
2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
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.
3 [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 offphrasal verb
1 British English spoken
used to tell someone rudely or angrily to go away:
Shove off! I'm busy.
to push a boat away from the land, usually with a pole
shove up/overphrasal verb
to move along on a seat to make space for someone else:
Shove up mate, there's no room to sit down here.