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plowalso plough (plou)
1. A farm implement consisting of a strong blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.
2. An implement or machine designed to move earth, snow, or other material by means of a strong blade.
3. Plow See Big Dipper.
v. plowed, plow·ing, plows also ploughed or plough·ing or ploughs
a. To break and turn over (earth) with a plow.
b. To form (a furrow, for example) with a plow.
c. To form furrows in with a plow: plow a field.
d. To form wrinkles or creases in: His forehead was plowed with lines of stress.
a. To move or clear (snow, for example) by means of a plow.
b. To clear (an area) of snow or other material by means of a plow.
3. To make or form with driving force: I plowed my way through the crowd.
4. To progress through (water): plow the high seas.
5. Vulgar Slang To have intercourse with (another). Used of a man.
1. To break and turn up earth with a plow.
2. To move or clear material such as snow with a plow.
3. To admit of plowing: Rocky earth plows poorly.
4. To move or progress with driving force: The ball carrier plowed through the defensive line.
5. To proceed laboriously; plod: plowed through the backlog of work.
To reinvest (earnings or profits) in one's business.
To block or isolate by plowing snow across ways of egress.
plow into Informal
1. To strike with force: The van plowed into the hydrant.
2. To begin to eat (food) with eagerness.
1. To turn or force (crops or manure, for example) into the soil with a plow.
2. To overwhelm, as with burdens: was plowed under with work.
[Middle English plough, plouw, from Old English plōh, plōg, plow, plowland.]
(Agriculture) the usual US spelling of plough
1. an agricultural implement used for cutting, lifting, turning over, and partly pulverizing soil.
2. any of various implements resembling or suggesting this, as a contrivance for clearing away snow from a road or track.
3. (cap.) Astron. the Big Dipper.v.t.
4. to turn up (soil) with a plow.
5. to make (a furrow) with a plow.
6. to tear up, cut into, or make furrows or grooves in (a surface) with or as if with a plow (often fol. by up): The tornado plowed up an acre of trees.
7. to clear by the use of a plow, esp. a snowplow.
8. to reinvest or reuse (usu. fol. by back): to plow profits back into new equipment.
9. (of a ship, animal, etc.)v.i.
a. to cleave the surface of (the water).
b. to make (a way) or follow (a course) in this manner: plowing an easterly course.
10. to till the soil or work with a plow.
11. to take plowing in a specified way.
12. to move forcefully through something in the manner of a plow (often fol. by through, along, etc.): to plow through a crowd.
13. to proceed laboriously (often fol. by through).
[before 1100; Middle English plouh, plough(e), Old English plōh; c. German Pflug]
- acre - Old English aecer, now acre, was originally the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day; the Old English word came from Latin ager, "fertile field," and became acre, which first meant any field.
- plow - Borrowed from Old Norse plogr.
- snow berm - A ridge of snow graded up by a plow.
- hale - A handle of a plow or wheelbarrow.
Past participle: plowed
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|Noun||1.||plow - a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing|
bull tongue - a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
|Verb||1.||plow - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"|
till - work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"
ridge - plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
|2.||plow - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"|
discourse, discuss, talk about - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
|3.||plow - move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
쟁기(땅을) 쟁기로 갈다
plough(American) plow (plau) noun
a type of farm tool pulled through the top layer of the soil to turn it over. ploeg مِحْراث плуг arado pluh der Pflug plov αλέτρι, άροτροarado ader گاو آهن aura charrueמחרשה हल, लांगल plug, oranica eke bajak plógur aratro すき 쟁기 plūgas arkls bajak ploegplogpług د كلبى لپاره يوه اوسپنه arado plug плуг pluh plug plug plog คันไถ saban, pulluk 犁 плуг ہل cái cày 犁verb
1. to turn over (the earth) with such a tool. The farmer was ploughing (in) a field. ploeg يَحْرُث изоравам arar orat pflügen pløje οργώνωarar kündma شخم زدن kyntää labourer לַחרוֹש हल जोतना orati (fel)szánt membajak plægja arare すく 쟁기질 하다 arti, vagoti art membajak ploegenpløyeorać كولبه كول arar a ara пахать orať orati obrađivati plugom plöja ไถ sürmek 耕田，犁地 орати ہل چلانا cày 耕田，犁地
2. to travel with difficulty, force a way etc. The ship ploughed through the rough sea; I've all this work to plough through. ploeg يشُقُّ طَريقَه بِصُعوبَه проправям път abrir caminho ploužit se, prokousat se durchpflügen pløje βγάζω από τη μέση, προχωρώ με δυσκολία abrir(se) camino vaevaga läbi murdma به سختی پیش رفتن kyntää avancer péniblement, peiner sur לְפָלֵס דֶרֶך मुश्किल से चलना namučit, ploviti morem átvergődik (vmin) maju dengan susah payah sigla áfram með erfiðismunum; plægja (í gegnum) (procedere a fatica) どうにか進む 가르고 나아가다 skintis kelią, įveikti ar grūtībām tikt uz priekšu mengharungi doorploegen pløye/slite seg gjennom brnąć په ستونزى سره په مخ تلل abrir caminho a înainta cu greu продвигаться с трудом brázdiť; prehrýzť sa prebijati se krčiti put plöja ผ่านไปอย่างลำบาก güçlükle ilerlemek 跋涉 насилу пересуватися راستہ بنانا đi khó nhọc 跋涉
3. to crash. The lorry ploughed into the back of a bus. ploeg يَصطَدِم забивам се bater em nabourat (se) krachen pløje πέφτω πάνω σε κτ. chocar kokku põrkama سخت تصادف کردن törmätä défoncer לְהִתנַגֵש टकराना zabušiti se u belerohan menabrak klessa sbattere 突っこむ 충돌하다 trenktis ietriekties menghentam oprijden tegen brase inn i wryć się ټينګه پيښه يا حادثه كول entrar em a intra (în) врезаться nabúrať (sa) zaleteti se sudariti se plöja ชน çarpmak, bindirmek 碰撞 зштовхуватися ٹکرانا đâm 碰撞