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verb shove pronunciation in British English /ʃʌv/
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present tense
present participleshoving
past tenseshoved
past participleshoved
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to push someone or something with force
    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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