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shoveverb [I/T]

us   /ʃʌv/
to push someone or something forcefully and with a lot of energy: [T] The opposing player 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 hands deep 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 angry disagreement in which two people push each other in the chest: The discussion in the jury room 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.
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shoveverb

uk   /ʃʌv/ us   /ʃʌv/
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • shove verb (MOVE BODY)

[I + adv/prep] UK informal to move your body 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?
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shovenoun [C]

uk   /ʃʌv/ us   /ʃʌv/
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