When someone shoves someone, they push them violently. Sometimes shoving is used as a form of intimidation or to start a fight.

  • He shoved her, and she hit her head on the doorjamb.

  • He was shoved out of the way by the other person.

Definition of shoves


come into rough contact with while moving




press or force


squeeze, stuff, thrust


push roughly


the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

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Example Sentences for shoves

  • 1

    Push and shove the remainder to suit.

  • 2

    I push and shove the remainder towards the door.

  • 3

    I thought we got off to a good start, but when push came to shove they were hungrier.

  • 4

    There was at least one instance of pushing and shoving to get to pre Black Friday deals at the Athens Walmart store.

  • 5

    Shove the blade into the statues heart.

  • 6

    Don't suddenly shove in the dimensions of the building.

  • 7

    I'm asking that we shove it to the bottom of the article.

  • 8

    He shoves and I light in the ditch by the road.

  • 9

    Haynes grew tired of the charade and shoved Heenan.

  • 10

    He shoves the cops out of the way and pounds downstairs.