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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot; A playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it; v. - Dig (up) with a hand shovel.

Usage examples (38)
  • I spade compost into the flower beds
  • She led a low spade
  • “We believe that failing to call a spade a spade is not scientific.” —
  • Let’s call a spade a spade (is a spade is a spade is a spade) for more
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