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harrow

har·row

harrow

 
pronunciation:
hae ro
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a farm implement that has spikes or vertical disks mounted on a heavy frame and is used to break up and level plowed ground.
 
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harrowed, harrowing, harrows
definition 1: to go over or break up (soil) with a harrow.
The farmer spent several days harrowing his fields.
definition 2: to afflict or distress deeply.
The fire at the school harrowed the whole community.
 
similar words:
distress, outrage, plague, rack, torment, wrench
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of soil or land, to become crumbled or leveled by harrowing.
derivations: harrowingly (adv.), harrower (n.)
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