spade

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spade is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
spade

Plural
spades

  1. A small tool used to dig.
    I took my spade to the garden.
  2. A suit in cards.
    He had three spades and two hearts.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
spade

Third-person singular
spades

Past tense
spaded

Past participle
spaded

Present participle
spading

  1. To dig using a spade.
    She will spade the garden.

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