verb (used with object), shov·eled, shov·el·ing or (especially British) shov·elled, shov·el·ling.
verb (used without object), shov·eled, shov·el·ing or (especially British) shov·elled, shov·el·ling.
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Origin of shovel
OTHER WORDS FROM shovelun·shov·eled, adjectiveun·shov·elled, adjective
Words nearby shovel
Example sentences from the Web for shoveling
And they are putting the tools to work, shoveling cash out the door in the form of (lightly taxed until Jan. 1, 2013) dividends.
And companies are shoveling dividends out to their shareholders before the taxman comes calling.Fiscal Cliff Fears Drive Huge Spike in Dividend Payouts|Matthew Zeitlin|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“At that time, Mr. Borcina cleaned out the fireplace, shoveling the ash into a paper bag,” Cohen says.Madonna Badger’s ‘Today’ Interview Shouldn’t Ignore Fire’s Tragic Lessons|Michael Daly|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Are the media about to bury Newt Gingrich for the third time, shoveling extra dirt on his campaign casket to just to make sure?Newt Gingrich’s Fear Factor: What If He Loses the Florida Primary?|Howard Kurtz|January 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Boiled down, shoveling snow and helping the stranded epitomize governing.
By shoveling bran and other vegetables 16 hours a day, a general knowledge of the milling business may be readily obtained.Remarks|Bill Nye
They worked on for a few minutes longer, then Charley threw down the board with which he had been shoveling.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters|Wilmer M. Ely
But sometimes, when the shoveling is good, we get in another clean up or two by working a little late.The Cave of Gold|Everett McNeil
Many of the tools imported were suited to shoveling sand, not to removing rock.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
So long as we are merely eating, or walking, or shoveling snow, the process goes on fast enough.Natural Wonders|Edwin Tenney Brewster