shovel
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shovel(
shuhv
-
uhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tool)
a. la pala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We grabbed shovels and picks and began to dig a hole.Agarramos palas y picos y empezamos a cavar un hoyo.
2. (load)
a. la pala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I grew more and more tired with every shovel of coal, but I couldn't let the fire go out.Me cansé cada vez más con cada pala de carbón, pero no podía dejar que se apagara el fuego.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to dig)
a. palear
The gravediggers shoveled dirt onto the coffin.Los sepultureros paleaban la tierra sobre el ataúd.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to devour)
a. atiborrarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No sooner had I served her the pork chops than she began to shovel the food into her face.En cuanto le serví las chuletas de cerdo ella empezó a atiborrarse de comida.
b. zamparse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We were going to be late to the theater, so I shoveled my dinner down.Íbamos a llegar tarde al teatro, así que me zampé la cena.
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shovel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la pala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. echar a paladas
3. (colloquial)
a.
to shovel food into one's mouthatiborrarse de comida
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shovel [ˈʃʌvl]
noun
pala (f)
mechanical shovel pala (f) mecánica; excavadora (f)
transitive verb
mover con pala
to shovel earth into a pile amontonar tierra con una pala; to shovel coal on to a fire añadir carbón a la lumbre con pala; they were shovelling out the mud estaban sacando el lodo con palas; he was shovelling food into his mouth (informal) se zampaba la comida
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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shovel snow
palear la nieve
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