Definition of spadework noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspeɪdwɜːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspeɪdwɜːrk//
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the hard work that has to be done in order to prepare for something I have to do all the spadework for the monthly committee meetings.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spadework