vb convey, dredge, heap, ladle, load, move, scoop, shift, spoon, toss
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
shovel ( 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
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
"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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