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Noun

Singular
shovel

Plural
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A pair of shovels
  1. A hand tool with a handle for moving portions of material such as earth, snow, grain, etc from one place to another. Not to be confused with a spade which is for digging.
  2. (US) A spade.

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Verb

Infinitive
to shovel

Third person singular
shovels

Simple past
shoveled or shovelled

Past participle
-

Present participle
shoveling or shovelling

to shovel (third-person singular simple present shovels, present participle shoveling or shovelling, simple past and past participle shoveled or shovelled)
  1. To move materials with a shovel.
    The workers were shovelling gravel and tarmac into the pothole in the road.
    After the blizzard, we shoveled the driveway for the next two days.
    I don't mind shoveling, but using a pickaxe hurts my back terribly.

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