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Webster 1913 Edition


Shove

Shove

(shŭv)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Shoved
(shŭvd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Shoving
.]
[OE.
shoven
, AS.
scofian
, fr.
scūfan
; akin to OFries.
skūva
, D.
schuiven
, G.
schieben
, OHG.
scioban
, Icel.
skūfa
,
skȳfa
, Sw.
skuffa
, Dan.
skuffe
, Goth. af
skiuban
to put away, cast away; cf. Skr.
kshubh
to become agitated, to quake, Lith.
skubrus
quick,
skubinti
to hasten. √160. Cf.
Sheaf
a bundle of stalks,
Scoop
,
Scuffle
.]
1.
To drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to make it move along the surface of another body;
as, to
shove
a boat on the water; to
shove
a table across the floor.
2.
To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle.
And
shove
away the worthy bidden guest.
Milton.
He used to
shove
and elbow his fellow servants.
Arbuthnot.

Shove

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling.
2.
To move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off.
He grasped the oar,
eceived his guests on board, and
shoved
from shore.
Garth.

Shove

,
Noun.
The act of shoving; a forcible push.
I rested . . . and then gave the boat another
shove
.
Swift.
Syn. – See
Thrust
.

Shove

,
obs.
p.
p.
of
Shove
.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shove

SHOVE

,
Verb.
T.
1. To push; to propel; to drive along by the direct application of strength without impulse; particularly, to push a body by sliding or causing it to move along the surface of another body, either by the hand or by an instrument; as, the shove a bottle along a table; to shove a table along the floor; to shove a boat along the water.
And shove away the worthy bidden guest. Milton.

Definition 2022


shove

shove

English

Verb

shove (third-person singular simple present shoves, present participle shoving, simple past shoved or (obsolete) shave, past participle shoved or (obsolete) shoven)

  1. To push, especially roughly or with force.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      So, after a spell, he decided to make the best of it and shoved us into the front parlor. 'Twas a dismal sort of place, with hair wreaths, and wax fruit, and tin lambrekins, and land knows what all
    • Thomas Malory
      The ship was anon shoven in the sea.
  2. To move off or along by an act of pushing, as with an oar or pole used in a boat; sometimes with off.
    • Garth
      He grasped the oar, received his guests on board, and shoved from shore.
  3. (poker, by ellipsis) To make an all-in bet.
  4. (slang) To pass (counterfeit money).

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Noun

shove (plural shoves)

  1. A rough push.
    • Jonathan Swift
      I rested [] and then gave the boat another shove.
  2. (poker slang) An all-in bet.

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