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shove off

1. Literally, to push 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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