Spadework - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspeɪdwɜːrk|  American pronunciation of the word spadework
Brit.  |ˈspeɪdwəːk|  British pronunciation of the word spadework

noun

- dull or routine preliminary work preparing for an undertaking

Examples

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

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