- 1to lift and move earth, stones, coal, etc. with a shovel A gang of workmen were shoveling rubble onto a truck. They went out in freezing conditions to shovel snow. to shovel the sidewalk/driveway (= to remove snow)
- 2(figurative) He sat at the table, shoveling food into his mouth.
NAmE//ˈʃʌvl//shovel something (+ adv./prep.)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shovel
he / she / it shovels
past simple shoveled ()shovelled
-ing form shoveling ()shovelling