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      vb   convey, dredge, heap, ladle, load, move, scoop, shift, spoon, toss  
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  ( shovels    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shovelling    present participle)   ( shovelled    past tense & past participle  )
in AM, use shoveling, shoveled     
1       n-count   A shovel is a tool with a long handle that is used for lifting and moving earth, coal, or snow.  
...a coal shovel..., She dug the foundation with a pick and shovel.     
2       verb   If you shovel earth, coal, or snow, you lift and move it with a shovel.  
He has to get out and shovel snow...      V n  
Pendergood had shovelled the sand out of the caravan.      V n prep/adv  
3       verb   If you shovel something somewhere, you push a lot of it quickly into that place.  
Randall was shoveling food into his mouth.      V n prep/adv  

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See also:

shove, shrivel, shove off, shoal

shovel list n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).

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