|1.||to give a thrust or push to (a person or thing)|
|2.||(tr) to give a violent push to; jostle|
|3.||(intr) to push one's way roughly|
|4.||informal (tr) to put (something) somewhere, esp hurriedly or carelessly: shove it in the bin|
|5.||the act or an instance of shoving|
|[Old English scūfan; related to Old Norse skūfa to push, Gothic afskiuban to push away, Old High German skioban to shove]|
see push comes to shove; push (shove) off; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick (shove) it.