Commentary: NP1[+agent,+animate] SHOVE (NP2)
NOTE: Does not include direction or goal. Usually refers to rude behavior, but if direction is given, choose sense 2 (see 'drunk' example in sense2) Can include metaphorical usage.
Security led the offender off and then returned for the guy who had shoved him.
When Turney shoved him the gun went off.
When one of the males in the group shoved him, the victim lost his balance and fell.
Quit shoving, you hogs.
During the argument he was pushing and shoving me around and making me feel very threatened.
Senator Muskie has been shoving me as no other person has to do something in the pollution field.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: NP1[+agent] SHOVE NP2 PP[+direction] NP1[+agent] SHOVE NP2[+goal] NP3[+object]
NOTE: shows change of location or transfer of object; Can include metaphorical usage.
Some drunk behind me decided that our egress rate was insufficient and shoved me forward.
Daisy shoved her tortoise-shell Vuarnet sunglasses onto the bridge of her nose.
Cass smiled at him and shoved him the box to his present too.
I wish the military would quit shoving propaganda down my throat.
This woman was actually shoving me aside because she wanted to stand where I was.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: includes SHOVE ALONG, SHOVE OFF
The children shoved along. (meaning "to leave"--not directional)
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