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shove

shove

 
 
pronunciation:
shuhv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
shove off
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shoved, shoves, shoving
definition 1: to push roughly or carelessly.
The fight broke out after one of the drunken men shoved the other.The mugger shoved people out of his way as he ran.
synonyms:
jostle, thrust
similar words:
butt, elbow, jog, jolt, nudge, push, ram
definition 2: to push along with a steady pressure.
They shoved the heavy sofa through the doorway.
synonyms:
drive, propel, push
similar words:
crowd, move, slide, thrust, trundle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to push forcefully or rudely.
The fans shoved as the theater doors opened.
synonyms:
jostle, thrust
similar words:
butt, crowd, elbow, hustle, jar, nudge, push
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phrase: shove off
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of shoving.
The police officer gave the suspect a shove as they entered the interrogation room.
synonyms:
jostle, push, thrust
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derivation: shover (n.)