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shove off

verb uk phrasal verb with shove   /ʃʌv/ us  
to leave land in a boat, usually by pushing against the land with your foot or an oar: She jumped into the dinghy and shoved off.
Translations of “shove off”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常用腳或槳撐岸)推船離開, 離岸…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常用脚或桨撑岸)开船离开, 离岸…
(Definition of shove off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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