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Definition 1: a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spud in the sense of this definition

(spud is a kind of ...) a shovel that is operated by hand

Definition 2: an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for spud in the sense of this definition

(spud is a kind of ...) foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)

(spud is a kind of ...) any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon

(spud is a kind of ...) any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

(... is a kind of spud ) similar to the common potato

(... is a kind of spud ) potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed

(... is a kind of spud ) sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp

(... is a kind of spud ) strips of potato fried in deep fat

(... is a kind of spud ) potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven

(spud is a part of ...) the outer skin of a potato

(... is part of spud) annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous

Definition 3: produce buds, branches, or germinate - [verb of change]

Samples where spud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the potatoes sprouted

Synonyms for spud in the sense of this definition

(spud is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

(spud has a similar meaning as ...) cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

Definition 4: initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum - [verb of contact]

Samples where spud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The well was spudded in April

(spud is a kind of ...) make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

"don't drill here, there's a gas pipe" "drill a hole into the wall" "drill for oil" "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

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