shoulder verb

1 accept the responsibility for sth

VERB + SHOULDER have to, must She had to shoulder the burden of childcare. | be willing/unwilling to He was unwilling to shoulder this responsibility alone.

2 push sb/sth with your shoulder

ADV. roughly We were shouldered roughly out of the way. | aside, out of the way

PHRASES shoulder your way past/through sb/sth She shouldered her way through the crowd.