—v.t. 1. to move along by force from behind; push.
2. to push roughly or rudely; jostle.
3. Slang(often vulgar). to go to hell with: Voters are telling Congress to shove its new tax plan.
—v.i. 1. to push.
2. shove or stick it,Slang(often vulgar). (used to express contempt or belligerence): I told them to take the job and shove it. 3. shove or stick it up your or one's ass,Slang(vulgar). go to hell: a term of contempt, abuse, disagreement, or the like.
4. shove off, a. to push a boat from the shore.
b. Informal.to go away; depart: I think I'll be shoving off now.
—n. 1. an act or instance of shoving.
2. when or if push comes to shove. See push (def. 35).