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shovel

shov·el

shovel

 
pronunciation:
shuh vl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large scoop with a long handle used for digging or lifting heavy material such as earth, snow, or coal.
 
definition 2: a machine fitted with such a scoop, used for digging
The builders used a steam shovel to dig a basement.
 
definition 3: the amount of material that can be held in a shovel.
He threw a shovel of wood chips around the tree.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shoveled, shoveling, shovels
definition 1: to lift and move with a shovel.
They shoveled the ground to find worms.
definition 2: to throw or move quickly, in large amounts.
She shoveled food into her mouth.
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