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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.Her brother sat next to her, but the little girl shoved him away.
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 forward 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.)