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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
shovel (noun)
1.
a) a hand implement consisting of a broad scoop or a more or less hollowed out blade with a handle used to lift and throw material
b) something that resembles a shovel
c) an excavating machine , especially a hydraulic diesel-engine driven power shovel
2.
- shovelful
shovel (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to take up and throw with a shovel
2.
to dig or clean out with a shovel
3.
intransitive verb
to throw or convey roughly or in a mass as if with a shovel - shoveled his food into his mouth to use a shovel
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
shovel (verb)
to hollow out or form (something) by removing earth
SYNONIMS:
excavate, shovel
RELATED WORDS:
dredge; burrow, claw, grub; dig in; scoop, spade; delve; mine, quarry
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fill (in); smooth (out over)
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