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in spades

Definition of in spades

  1. :  to a great degree :  in large amounts <We've been having problems in spades.> <His hard work and dedication were rewarded in spades.>

Word by Word Definitions

spadeplay spades
  1. :  a digging implement adapted for being pushed into the ground with the foot

    :  a spade-shaped instrument

  1. :  to dig up or out or shape with or as if with a spade

    :  to use a spade

  1. :  the suit comprising cards marked with spades

    :  a black figure that resembles a stylized spearhead on each playing card of one of the four suits

    :  a card marked with this figure

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