noun \-ˌwərk\

: difficult work that is done especially to prepare for something

Full Definition of SPADEWORK

:  work done with a spade
:  the hard plain preliminary drudgery in an undertaking

Examples of SPADEWORK

  1. She had her assistants do the spadework in preparation for the trial.

First Known Use of SPADEWORK



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