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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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His credibility is shot and everyone from the PM to the Home Secretary is telling him to shove off but he won't.
SHOVE OFF J Campbell gives pop star a push TURF WAR J All hell breaks loose at Burnley's ground GETTING SHIRTY J He confronts Parker
So why doesn't Nicholson just shove off now and let the recovery of the NHS begin?
SHOVE OFF Campbell gives pop star a push TURF WAR All hell breaks loose at Burnley's ground GETTING SHIRTY He confronts Parker
The last time we saw Mick he witnessed Mark giving Nick Cotton a shove off the railway bridge and the last time we saw his sister Kim, she was chatting to chum Sonia about her shock pregnancy.
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