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Meaning of “shove” in the English Dictionary

"shove" in British English

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shoveverb

uk   us   /ʃʌv/
  • shove verb (PUSH)

[I or T] to ​push someone or something ​forcefully: She was ​jostled and shoved by an ​angrycrowd as she ​left the ​court. Just ​waityourturn - there's no need to shove. Reporters pushed and shoved as they ​tried to get ​close to the ​princess.
  • shove verb (PUT)

[T + adv/prep] informal to put something ​somewhere in a ​hurried or ​careless way: I'll just shove this ​laundry in the ​washer before we go out. "Where should I put this ​suitcase?" "Shove it down there for the ​moment." They can't just shove ​motorwaysanywhere they like, you ​know.
  • shove verb (MOVE BODY)

[I + adv/prep] UK informal to ​moveyourbody to make ​space for someone ​else: Shove over/along, Lena, and make some ​room for me. Why don't you shove up so that Fatima can ​sit next to you?
Idioms

shovenoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃʌv/
(Definition of shove from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shoveverb [I/T]

 us   /ʃʌv/
to ​push someone or something ​forcefully and with a lot of ​energy: [T] The ​opposingplayer said something, and Chris went over and shoved him. To shove is also to ​slide something along a ​surface by ​moving or ​pushing it: [T] She got into her ​coat and shoved her ​handsdeep into her ​pockets. [M] Jim shoved ​open the ​door (= ​pushed the ​door to ​open it), and ​invited his ​visitor in. A shoving ​match is an ​angrydisagreement in which two ​peoplepush each other in the ​chest: The ​discussion in the ​juryroom got so ​heated that at one ​point two ​jurors got into a shoving ​match.
shove
noun [C]  us   /ʃʌv/
Someone in the ​crowd gave me a shove in the back, and I ​almost went ​sprawling.
(Definition of shove from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shove”
in Korean 밀치다…
in Arabic يَدفَع بِقوّة…
in Malaysian menolak…
in French enfoncer, pousser…
in Russian толкать, пихать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推, 推,推擠,推撞…
in Italian spingere (bruscamente)…
in Turkish itmek, itip kakmak…
in Polish pchać, popychać…
in Spanish empujar…
in Vietnamese xô đẩy…
in Portuguese empurrar, apertar…
in Thai ดัน…
in German schieben, stoßen…
in Catalan empènyer bruscament…
in Japanese ~をぐいっと押す, 押しのける…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推, 推,推挤,推撞…
in Indonesian menyorongkan, mendorongkan…
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