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plow

plow

 
 
pronunciation:
plaU
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a heavy farm tool that has a broad blade, is drawn by a tractor or animals, and is used for turning and cultivating the soil.
The farmer hitched the horse to the plow.
similar words:
backhoe, harrow, lister
definition 2: any of a variety of similar heavy tools or machines, such as a machine to clear away snow.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plowed, plowing, plows
definition 1: to cut into or turn over by using a plow; till.
They'll begin plowing the fields soon.The land could not be plowed until the large stones were removed.The soil has been plowed and is ready for planting.
 
synonyms:
cultivate, till
similar words:
cleave, cultivate, drive, farm, fold, funnel, furrow, harrow, hoe, press, push, rake, shear, shove, till, work
definition 2: to make (furrows) by using a plow.
definition 3: to cleave or make furrows in, with or as if with a plow (sometimes fol. by up).
The skiff plowed the water.
definition 4: to drive (one's way) laboriously, as if using a plow.
They plowed their way through the dense thicket.
definition 5: to reuse or reinvest (often fol. by back).
She plowed back her earnings into the business.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to work the soil with a plow; till.
All the farmers are plowing now.
synonyms:
till, toil
similar words:
break, cut, dive, labor, plod, slog, travail, work
definition 2: of land or earth, to submit to plowing; be broken or cut by a plow.
definition 3: to proceed with determination and with difficulty into or through something.
She plowed through the pile of reports in two days.He plowed into the work.
similar words:
toil
definition 4: to pass through water, cleaving the surface as a plow cuts soil.
The boat plowed across the lake.
similar words:
cut, drive
derivations: plowable (adj.), plower (n.)
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