The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shove \Shove\ (sh[u^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shoved
(sh[u^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Shoving.] [OE. shoven, AS.
scofian, fr. sc[=u]fan; akin to OFries. sk[=u]va, D.
schuiven, G. schieben, OHG. scioban, Icel. sk[=u]fa,
sk[=y]fa, Sw. skuffa, Dan. skuffe, Goth. afskiuban to put
away, cast away; cf. Skr. kshubh to become agitated, to
quake, Lith. skubrus quick, skubinti to hasten. [root]160.
Cf. Sheaf a bundle of stalks, Scoop, Scuffle.]
1. To drive along by the direct and continuous application of
strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to
make it move along the surface of another body; as, to
shove a boat on the water; to shove a table across the
2. To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude
manner; to jostle.
And shove away the worthy bidden guest. --Milton.
He used to shove and elbow his fellow servants.