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verb as in push without gentleness


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I was filled with pride every time a fried egg slid out on its own, with no shove from a spatula.

With an open door and a gentle shove, the crate falls into the sky from a cargo transport.

For example, if you balance a bicycle with your hand and then give it a shove, it will roll upright for a surprising length of time, even re-balancing itself to some degree, before it slows and topples over.

She left her marriage when alcohol-fueled threats from her then-husband began to turn into shoves.

Humphrey was knocked to the turf, looking for a penalty to be called on Brown for a shove and offensive pass interference.

These big, set-piece events shove the royalty in their face.

The four of them move to the boat, right it, balance the mattress across its bow and shove it towards the water.

The era of singers telling loser boyfriends to shove off and demanding more from men was over.

When push comes to shove, the pressure of staving off Ghana, Portugal, and Germany fell on Howard.

He tries to shove his relationship with Amia into a box and that box explodes in his face.

Had he not meant the Fleet to shove in K. must have made some reference to the second Division, surely.

He lifted the other cadet as high as he could and with a shove sent him rolling on the ice beyond.

Black Hood kicked his legs over the rail, reversing his position, gave himself a shove with his hands.

Near the coast line the effect of the waves is continually to shove the detritus up the slopes of the continental shelf.

No assistant editor would dare to shove that into a paper on his own responsibility.

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On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shove, such as: cram, dig, elbow, hustle, jab, and nudge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.