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spud

 (spŭd)
n.
1. Informal A potato.
2. A sharp spadelike tool used for rooting or digging out weeds.
3. A short section of pipe or a threaded fitting that completes a connection, as between a longer pipe and a nozzle, valve, or meter.
tr.v. spud·ded, spud·ding, spuds
1. To remove with a sharp spadelike tool.
2. To begin drilling operations on: spud an oil well.

[Middle English spudde, short knife.]

spud

(spʌd)
n
1. (Plants) an informal word for potato1
2. (Tools) a narrow-bladed spade for cutting roots, digging up weeds, etc
3. (Tools) Also called: spudder a tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees
vb, spuds, spudding or spudded
4. (Agriculture) (tr) to remove (bark) or eradicate (weeds) with a spud
5. (Mining & Quarrying) (intr) to drill the first foot of an oil well
[C15 spudde short knife, of unknown origin; applied later to a digging tool, and hence to a potato]

spud

(spʌd)

n., v. spud•ded, spud•ding. n.
1. Informal. a potato.
2. a spadelike instrument, esp. one with a narrow blade, as for digging up or cutting the roots of weeds.
3. a stake for supporting dredging or earth-boring machinery.
4. a short pipe, as for connecting a water pipe with a meter.
v.t.
5. to remove with a spud.
[1425–75; late Middle English spudde short knife, of obscure orig.]

spud


Past participle: spudded
Gerund: spudding

Imperative
spud
spud
Present
I spud
you spud
he/she/it spuds
we spud
you spud
they spud
Preterite
I spudded
you spudded
he/she/it spudded
we spudded
you spudded
they spudded
Present Continuous
I am spudding
you are spudding
he/she/it is spudding
we are spudding
you are spudding
they are spudding
Present Perfect
I have spudded
you have spudded
he/she/it has spudded
we have spudded
you have spudded
they have spudded
Past Continuous
I was spudding
you were spudding
he/she/it was spudding
we were spudding
you were spudding
they were spudding
Past Perfect
I had spudded
you had spudded
he/she/it had spudded
we had spudded
you had spudded
they had spudded
Future
I will spud
you will spud
he/she/it will spud
we will spud
you will spud
they will spud
Future Perfect
I will have spudded
you will have spudded
he/she/it will have spudded
we will have spudded
you will have spudded
they will have spudded
Future Continuous
I will be spudding
you will be spudding
he/she/it will be spudding
we will be spudding
you will be spudding
they will be spudding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spudding
you have been spudding
he/she/it has been spudding
we have been spudding
you have been spudding
they have been spudding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spudding
you will have been spudding
he/she/it will have been spudding
we will have been spudding
you will have been spudding
they will have been spudding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spudding
you had been spudding
he/she/it had been spudding
we had been spudding
you had been spudding
they had been spudding
Conditional
I would spud
you would spud
he/she/it would spud
we would spud
you would spud
they would spud
Past Conditional
I would have spudded
you would have spudded
he/she/it would have spudded
we would have spudded
you would have spudded
they would have spudded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spud - an edible tuber native to South Americaspud - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
baked potato - potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries - strips of potato fried in deep fat
home fries, home-fried potatoes - sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
jacket - the outer skin of a potato
mashed potato - potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
Uruguay potato - similar to the common potato
Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine, potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
2.spud - a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
hand shovel - a shovel that is operated by hand
Verb1.spud - initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
drill, bore - 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"
2.spud - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
grow - 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"
germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
Translations

spud

[spʌd]
A. N
1. (= potato) → patata f, papa f (LAm)
2. (Agr) (= tool) → escarda f
B. VT (Agr) → escardar

spud

[ˈspʌd] n (= potato) → patate f

spud

n (inf: = potato) → Kartoffel f; spud-bashing (Brit Mil sl) → Küchendienst m

spud

[spʌd] n (fam) (potato) → patata
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