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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of giving a push to someone or something v. - Push roughly; Come into rough contact with while moving; Press or force.

Usage examples (39)
  • He gave the door a shove
  • If doing X (or not doing X) will result in death or a disaster, a shove is appropriate.
  • He turned up at that moment, and frankly gloated over the success of what he called shove the seventh, and twist the first.
  • What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favorite album? for more
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