shove Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “shove” - English Dictionary

"shove" in American English

See all translations

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.
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)

"shove" in British English

See all translations


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?

shovenoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃʌv/
the ​action of shoving someone or something: Would you ​help me give the ​piano a shove?
(Definition of shove from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of shove?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

nothing of the kind

used to emphasize a negative statement

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More