Pronunciation Verb

shove (shoves, present participle shoving; past shoved, past participle shoved)

  1. (transitive) To push, especially roughly or with force.
    • The ship was anon shoven in the sea.
  2. (intransitive) To move off or along by an act of pushing, as with an oar or pole used in a boat; sometimes with off.
    • 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).
Translations Noun

shove (plural shoves)

  1. A rough push.
    • 1726 October 27, [Jonathan Swift], chapter 8, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. […] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume I, London: Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, […], OCLC 995220039 ↗, part I (A Voyage to Lilliput):
      I rested […] and then gave the boat another shove.
  2. (poker slang) An all-in bet.
  3. A forward movement of packed river-ice.

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