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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An implement with a scoop and handle. Also: To lift dirt or other material with a garden tool.

Usage examples (40)
  • A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie across the path you have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination.
  • shovel sand
  • When you hear the term shovel-ready, what do you think?
  • But a spokesperson for the department tells us they don't officially use the term shovel-ready. for more
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