spadework

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noun spade·work \-ˌwərk\

Definition of spadework

  1. 1 :  work done with a spade

  2. 2 :  the hard plain preliminary drudgery in an undertaking

Examples of spadework in a sentence

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

1778

First Known Use of spadework

1778


SPADEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

spadework

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noun spade·work \-ˌwərk\

Definition of spadework for English Language Learners

  • : difficult work that is done especially to prepare for something


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