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spade1

spade1

 
pronunciation:
speId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a tool shaped like a shovel and used for digging. A spade has a long handle and a flat blade that can be pushed into the ground with a foot.
She dug in with the spade and began turning over the soil.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spaded, spades, spading
definition: to dig or cut with a spade.
He spades the ground to prepare it for planting.
derivation: spader (n.)
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  farming, garden, tool