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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.
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 ​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?
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shovenoun [C]

uk   /ʃʌv/  us   /ʃʌv/
(Definition of shove from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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