Meaning of SHOVEL in English

SHOVEL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

steam shovel

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A 47-year-old man died after an accident involving a 17-ton loading shovel at the Redland Aggregates site at Barham.

Did he think that would work if she got him gloves and a rake and shovel ?

He went into the nearest town and bought a proper shovel .

In tears, I fetched my father who went to work with a shovel and retrieved most of the contents.

Its workers did this the hard way, with sweat and shovels.

The shovel itself had metal teeth so it could bite into a pile of dirt.

When dusk had come, Wade put his shovel aside and moved down the slope to the dock.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

They shoveled dirt back into the grave.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All business has to do is back a truck up to the money bin and shovel out the appropriate amount.

And no wonder new purchases of bond funds are a pittance compared with what people shovel into stock funds.

Kathy shoveling rain off a sidewalk.

Men sit silently at the bar, pulling on Buds, shoveling quarters into the video poker machines set in the countertops.

Most people shovel without claiming spaces.

Parents are cleaning, shoveling, and even teaching to aid schools.

You might as well take money and shovel it down the drain.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.