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shove off

1. Literally, to shove against a dock in order to move one's boat away from shore. I'll need you to shove off while I steer the boat.
2. By extension, to leave or depart. We both need to be up early tomorrow, so we'll be shoving off soon.
See also: off, shove

shove off

v.
1. To push some boat away from shore in leaving: The captain leaned over the gunwale and shoved off from the dock.
2. To leave: I had better shove off, or I will be late. Shove off!—I'm sick of your complaining!
See also: off, shove
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Not everyone is as pleased as my mam will be to see him, though - Kat for one can't wait for him to shove off.
SHOVE OFF Dikgacoi received a red card after this push on Scott Parker FURY Hodgson after Dikgacoi's sending -off
Now uni bosses have ordered the former student who created the computerised gallery to shove off.
ARGY BARGY: James Milner pulls Carlos Tevez away from an angry exchange with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini Mancini gets hold of Tevez Collared Angry boss gives him the push Shove off
But when she sent her assistant up to the desk to complain, she was told to shove off.
SHOVE OFF Adams wants committed stars; SPURS TARGET Pompey's Jermain Defoe; GOOD LUCK Redknapp and Tony Adams yesterday
But what amazes me is that if these women - who weren't brave enough to protest without the protection of a full niqab - hate the West so much, why don't they shove off and live in a country where they can practise and live by whatever religion and rules they believe in?
SHOVE OFF Tony Adams wants commi; SPURS TARGET Pompey's Jermain Defoe; GOOD LUCK Redknapp and Tony Adams yesterday
And if they're so unhappy with British schools and what goes on in them, why don't they shove off somewhere that suits them better - like Afghanistan.
SHOVE OFF Tony Adams wants only committed players; GOOD LUCK Redknapp and Tony Adams yesterday
This perfectly reasonable statement -which Phillips expanded upon by saying that mass immigration was changing the face of Britain and could no longer be ignored (he also said that Muslims who want to live under Sharia Law should shove off out of Britain) - was met with derision from the man who sees nothing wrong in parading around London a Muslim fanatic who supports suicide bombers - against the taxpayers' wishes but nevertheless at their expense - and who refused to apologise to a Jewish reporter for comparing him to a Nazi guard.
If you don't like this country, shove off somewhere else.
If the militants within the Post Office don't like the working conditions, why don't they shove off and let the decent posties who don't want industrial action get on with their job?
There's something intrinsically ugly and mean spirited about ANY performer who tells disabled fans to shove off.
It's time this Government took a long hard look at the CPS to find out why its employees seem totally devoid of common sense - and why they're behaving like politically correct cowards who'd rather wreck a distinguished man's career than tell a 15-year-old yob and his bullying father to shove off.
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