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verb shovel pronunciation in British English /ˈʃʌv(ə)l/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshovelling
past tenseshovelled
past participleshovelled

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to use a shovel to move something such as soil or snow
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of shovel
  2. 2
    [transitive] to move large amounts of something from one place to another in a careless way
    shovel something into/onto etc something:

    Investors are continuing to shovel cash into their stock funds.

    Stop shovelling food into your mouth!

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