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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds; An edible tuber native to South America v. - Produce buds, branches, or germinate; Initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum.

Usage examples (34)
  • You're right, peeling a spud is a total waste of time.
  • Once a week we sneak a spud into the diet The weekly indulging of the potatoes came right at the time of the outage.
  • My husband and I were wondering where the word "spud" originated.
  • Perhaps the simplest is an old-fashioned "spud" bar which your grandfather may have used on his ice fishing trips. for more
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