shovel out

shovel out

1. To clear or remove something out (of something or some place) with or as if with a shovel. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shovel" and "out." He hurt his back shoveling snow out of the driveway. I got down on my knees and shoveled out the dirt with my hands.
2. To empty something or some area with or as if with a shovel. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shovel" and "out." Dad wants me to shovel out the stables before I can go out tonight. Everyone in the neighborhood is required to help shovel the sidewalks out in the winter.
See also: out, shovel
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