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plow

plow

 
pronunciation:
plaU
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a heavy farm tool that has a wide blade and is pulled by a tractor or strong animal. Plows are used for turning over and cutting through soil.
similar words:
backhoe, harrow
definition 2: any similar heavy tools or machines, such as a machine to clear away snow.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: plowed, plowing, plows
definition 1: to cut or turn over by using a plow.
The farmer plowed his fields.
 
synonyms:
cultivate, till
similar words:
cultivate, drive, farm, fold, funnel, furrow, harrow, hoe, press, push, rake, shear, shove, till, work
definition 2: to cut with a plow or to cut as if with a plow (sometimes followed by "up").
She plowed up the yard for a new garden.The ship plowed the waves.
definition 3: to go ahead in a strong way, but with difficulty, into or through something.
The teacher plowed through the pile of tests that she needed to grade.
similar words:
toil
derivations: plowable (adj.), plower (n.)
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