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spud / spəd/ • n. 1. inf. a potato. 2. a small, narrow spade for cutting the roots of plants, esp. weeds. 3. [often as adj.] a short length of pipe that is used to connect two components or that takes the form of a projection from a fitting to which a pipe may be screwed: a spud washer. 4. a chisel-like tool, as for removing bark or digging into ice. • v. (spud·ded , spud·ding ) [tr.] 1. dig up or cut (plants, esp. weeds) with a spud. 2. make the initial drilling for (an oil well).

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spud †short or poor knife or dagger XV; spadelike implement for digging or weeding XVII; stumpy person or thing XVII; potato XIX. of unkn. orig
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spud (spud) n. a blunt needle used for removing foreign bodies embedded in the cornea of the eye.

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spudblood, bud, crud, cud, dud, flood, Judd, mud, rudd, scud, spud, stud, sudd, thud •redbud • lifeblood •stick-in-the-mud

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