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shove

verb uk   /ʃʌv/ us  

shove verb (PUSH)

[I or T] to push someone or something forcefully: She was jostled and shoved by an angry crowd as she left the court. Just wait your turn - there's no need to shove. Reporters pushed and shoved as they tried to get close to the princess.Pushing and shoving

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 motorways anywhere they like, you know.Placing and positioning an object

shove verb (MOVE BODY)

[I + adv/prep] informal to move your body to make space for someone else: Shove over/along, Lena, and make some room for me.UK Why don't you shove up so that Brian can sit next to you?General words for movement
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shove

noun [C] uk   /ʃʌv/ us  
the action of shoving someone or something: Would you help me give the piano a shove?Pushing and shoving
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