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Synonyms for shovel
ˈʃʌv əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shovelnoun

    a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle

    digger, power shovel, excavator, shovelful, spadeful

  2. shovel, shovelful, spadefulnoun

    the quantity a shovel can hold

    digger, power shovel, excavator, shovelful, spadeful

  3. shovelnoun

    a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace

    digger, power shovel, excavator, shovelful, spadeful

  4. power shovel, excavator, digger, shovelverb

    a machine for excavating

    shovelful, power shovel, excavator, digger, spadeful

  5. shovelverb

    dig with or as if with a shovel

    "shovel sand"; "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

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  1. List of paraphrases for "shovel":

    dustpan, spade, scoop, skin, spatula, dredge, backhoe, bucket

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How to use shovel in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    A verb has a hard enough time of it in this world when it is all together. It's downright inhuman to split it up. But that's what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it a way over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German.

  2. Nikita Khrushchev:

    I once said, We will bury you, and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.

  3. Steve McCurry:

    Some of the firemen were really upset, one wanted to come after us with a shovel.

  4. Adam Olenn:

    We’ll have some fun, shovel out and go back to school, it’s all in a day’s work, and it’s one very exciting day for our school.

  5. Keith Richards:

    Hopefully...we'll never give up. They'll have to shovel us in the grave. We feel like we're still evolving and I think you have to feel that way, every show that you do, you say the next one is going to be a little bit better.

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