1 [shuhv]
verb (used with object), shoved, shoving.
to move along by force from behind; push.
to push roughly or rudely; jostle.
Slang: Often Vulgar. to go to hell with: Voters are telling Congress to shove its new tax plan.
verb (used without object), shoved, shoving.
to push.
an act or instance of shoving.
Verb phrases
shove off,
to push a boat from the shore.
Informal. to go away; depart: I think I'll be shoving off now.
shove it, Slang: Often Vulgar. (used to express contempt or belligerence): I told them to take the job and shove it. Also, stick it.
shove it up your/one's ass, Slang: Vulgar. go to hell: a term of contempt, abuse, disagreement, or the like. Also, stick it up your/one's ass.
when/if push comes to shove. push ( def 35 ).

before 900; (v.) Middle English schouven, Old English scūfan; cognate with Dutch schuiven, obsolete German schauben, Old Norse skūfa; akin to Gothic -skiuban; (noun) Middle English scou, derivative of the v.

shover, noun
unshoved, adjective Unabridged
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shove (ʃʌv)
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]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. scufan "push away" (class II strong verb; past tense sceaf, pp. scoven), from P.Gmc. *skeub-, *skub- (cf. O.N. skufa, O.Fris. skuva, Du. schuiven, O.H.G. scioban, Ger. schieben "to push, thrust," Goth. af-skiuban) "to put away," from PIE base *skeubh- "to shove" (cf.
scuffle, shuffle, shovel; likely cognates outside Gmc. include Lith. skubti "to make haste," skubinti "to hasten"). Replaced by push in all but colloquial and nautical usage. The noun is attested from c.1300. Shove off "leave" (1844) is from boating.
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Example sentences
Then, shoving them into close proximity forced them to trade ideas, recognizing
  each others' blind spots.
Sometimes there is a little pushing and shoving in the line as these
  small-scale growers vie for a slot of time at the press.
Gone are the sweaty officials and greasy baggage handlers of yore, the taxi
  touts and shoving crowds.
The police then began shoving and pulling demonstrators who refused to go.
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