shove off


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Related to shove off: stick to, Consist Of, have to shove off, bumped into

shove

 (shŭv)
v. shoved, shov·ing, shoves
v.tr.
1. To push quickly, forcefully, or roughly: shoved the chair against the wall. See Synonyms at push.
2. To put (something) roughly in a place: shoved the keys into his pocket.
v.intr.
1. To push someone or something with force.
2. To move forward roughly, often by shoving someone: shoved past the security guard into his seat.
n.
The act of shoving; a push.
Phrasal Verb:
shove off
1. To push (a boat) away from shore in leaving.
2. Informal To leave.

[Middle English shoven, from Old English scūfan.]

shov′er n.

shove off

vb (intr, adverb; often imperative)
1. (Nautical Terms) to move from the shore in a boat
2. informal to go away; depart
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shove off - leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"
depart, go away, go - move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"

shove

verb
1. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure:
2. To cause to stick out:
3. To do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way:
4. To force one's way into a place or situation:
Informal: muscle.
phrasal verb
shove off
Informal. To move or proceed away from a place:
Informal: cut out, push off.
Slang: blow, split, take off.
noun
An act or instance of using force so as to propel ahead:
Translations

w>shove off

vt sep (Naut) → vom Ufer abstoßen
vi
(in boat) → ablegen
(inf: = leave) → abschieben (inf)
References in classic literature ?
One bright afternoon, a gig, gaily bedizened with streamers, was observed to shove off from the side of one of the French frigates, and pull directly for our gangway.
I am laid down in the bottom of the boat, with my saddle-pillow; and we shove off, leaving the ponies to the desolate freedom of the moor.
Now hurry, and tell Juag to be ready to shove off the moment I reach the boat, or the instant that it becomes apparent that I cannot reach it.
John Grueby (for John it was) helped him into the boat, and giving her a shove off, which sent her thirty feet into the tide, bade the waterman pull away like a Briton; and walked up again as composedly as if he had just landed.
There's always enough money to pay incompetent NHS fat cats to shove off into early retirement.
He's doing a Meatloaf wannabe tribute band - send him to a bar in Vegas, put Meat Loaf under him and shove off.
He was spotted having a more feminine aura these days after he shove off his Adam's apple, dyed his locks and made his hair longer.
Singh also appealed to the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and state government of Jammu and Kashmir to shove off all relations with the neighbouring country and demanded a compensation of rupees 10 million to the kin of the deceased killed in attacks.
Does Scottish Labour not have the muscle to call a halt and tell these London king–makers and their placemen, and women, to pack their plots and plans and shove off.
I told them to shove off, as I see everyone for who they are and Nik is a lovely, warm-hearted, genuine woman.
Think of innocent kids who go out and have the best experiences of their lives and are now going to get told to shove off.
Too often it seems easier to shove off fault on others.

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