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English definition of “shove”

shove

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ʃʌv/
to push someone or something in a rough way: He wouldn't move, so I shoved him out of the way.Pushing and shovingTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
shove sth into/in/under, etc to put something somewhere in a quick, careless way: She shoved the suitcase under the bed.Placing and positioning an objectPushing and shoving
shove noun [C] to give someone a shove → See also if/when push comes to shove
(Definition of shove from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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