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English verb: shovel in

1. shovel in (possession) earn large sums of money

SamplesSince she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in.

Synonymsrake in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

2. shovel in (consumption) eat a large amount of food quickly

SamplesThe children gobbled down most of the birthday cake.

ExamplesThey shovel in more bread

Synonymsbolt down, garbage down, gobble up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)eat

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