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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
shovel n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tool for digging) pala, vanga nf
The gravedigger leaned on his shovel.
Il becchino si chinò sulla pala.
shovel [sth] vtr transitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, " Say something." "She found the cat." (dig or move with shovel) spalare ⇒, vangare ⇒ vtr
Laura shoveled earth out of the hole she was digging for a garden pond.
Laura spalò la terra fuori dalla fossa che stava scavando per il laghetto in giardino.
shovel n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shovelful) palata nf
The hole grew bigger as each shovel of soil was removed.
La fossa si ingrandiva ad ogni palata di terra che veniva rimossa. WordReference English- Italiano Dictionary © 2017:
Compound Forms/Forme composte
power shovel (type of shovel) escavatore a pala nm
shovel [sth] up vtr phrasal sep phrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], " call the game off," " call off the game." (collect or scoop) ( rimuovere spalando) spalare ⇒ vtr
Workers had to spend weeks shovelling up the tar that had been washed onto the beach.
Gli operai hanno impiegato settimane a spalare il petrolio che si era arenato in spiaggia dopo il disastro navale.
snow shovel n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (spade for clearing snow) pala da neve
steam shovel n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (digging machine operated by own engine) escavatore a vapore nm
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