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verb shove pronunciation in American English /ʃʌv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshove
he/she/itshoves
present participleshoving
past tenseshoved
past participleshoved
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to push someone or something with force
    Stop shoving me!
    shove someone to/into/on etc. something: He kicked Jason and shoved some other kid to the ground.
    pushing and shoving (=pushing with your body): Everyone was pushing and shoving, all the way to the gates.
  2. 2
    [transitive] informal to move something, or to put it somewhere, quickly and carelessly
    shove something in/into/under etc. something: Is it OK if I shove some clothes in the washing machine?
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