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plow

also plough  (plou)
n.
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
v.tr.
1.
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.
2.
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.
v.intr.
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.
Phrasal Verbs:
plow back
To reinvest (earnings or profits) in one's business.
plow in
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.
plow under
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.]

plow′a·ble adj.
plow′er n.

plough

(plaʊ) or

plow

n
1. (Agriculture) an agricultural implement with sharp blades, attached to a horse, tractor, etc, for cutting or turning over the earth
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any of various similar implements, such as a device for clearing snow
3. (Tools) a plane with a narrow blade for cutting grooves in wood
4. (Agriculture) (in agriculture) ploughed land
5. put one's hand to the plough to begin or undertake a task
vb
6. (Agriculture) to till (the soil) with a plough
7. to make (furrows or grooves) in (something) with or as if with a plough
8. (when: intr, usually foll by through) to move (through something) in the manner of a plough: the ship ploughed the water.
9. (foll by: through) to work at slowly or perseveringly
10. (intr; foll by into or through) (of a vehicle) to run uncontrollably into something in its path: the plane ploughed into the cottage roof.
11. (Agriculture) (tr; foll by in, up, under, etc) to turn over (a growing crop, manure, etc) into the earth with a plough
12. (Education) (intr) slang Brit to fail an examination
[Old English plōg plough land; related to Old Norse plogr, Old High German pfluoc]
ˈplougher, ˈplower n

Plough

(plaʊ)
n
(Celestial Objects) the Plough the group of the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa Major. Also known as: Charles's Wain Usual US name: the Big Dipper

plow

(plaʊ)

n.
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.)
a. to cleave the surface of (the water).
b. to make (a way) or follow (a course) in this manner: plowing an easterly course.
v.i.
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]
plow′a•ble, adj.
plow′er, n.

plough


Past participle: ploughed
Gerund: ploughing

Imperative
plough
plough
Present
I plough
you plough
he/she/it ploughs
we plough
you plough
they plough
Preterite
I ploughed
you ploughed
he/she/it ploughed
we ploughed
you ploughed
they ploughed
Present Continuous
I am ploughing
you are ploughing
he/she/it is ploughing
we are ploughing
you are ploughing
they are ploughing
Present Perfect
I have ploughed
you have ploughed
he/she/it has ploughed
we have ploughed
you have ploughed
they have ploughed
Past Continuous
I was ploughing
you were ploughing
he/she/it was ploughing
we were ploughing
you were ploughing
they were ploughing
Past Perfect
I had ploughed
you had ploughed
he/she/it had ploughed
we had ploughed
you had ploughed
they had ploughed
Future
I will plough
you will plough
he/she/it will plough
we will plough
you will plough
they will plough
Future Perfect
I will have ploughed
you will have ploughed
he/she/it will have ploughed
we will have ploughed
you will have ploughed
they will have ploughed
Future Continuous
I will be ploughing
you will be ploughing
he/she/it will be ploughing
we will be ploughing
you will be ploughing
they will be ploughing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ploughing
you have been ploughing
he/she/it has been ploughing
we have been ploughing
you have been ploughing
they have been ploughing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ploughing
you will have been ploughing
he/she/it will have been ploughing
we will have been ploughing
you will have been ploughing
they will have been ploughing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ploughing
you had been ploughing
he/she/it had been ploughing
we had been ploughing
you had been ploughing
they had been ploughing
Conditional
I would plough
you would plough
he/she/it would plough
we would plough
you would plough
they would plough
Past Conditional
I would have ploughed
you would have ploughed
he/she/it would have ploughed
we would have ploughed
you would have ploughed
they would have ploughed

plough

plow
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plough - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa MajorPlough - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
Great Bear, Ursa Major - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
2.plough - a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowingplough - 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
moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verb1.plough - 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"
2.plough - to break and turn over earth especially with a plowplough - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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
disk, harrow - draw a harrow over (land)

plough

verb turn over, dig, till, ridge, cultivate, furrow, break ground They ploughed 100,000 acres of virgin moorland.
plough into something or someone plunge into, crash into, smash into, career into, shove into, hurtle into, bulldoze into The car veered off the road and ploughed into a culvert.
plough through something forge, cut, drive, press, push, plunge, surge, stagger, wade, flounder, trudge, plod Mr Dambar watched her plough through the grass.
Translations
يَحْرُثيشُقُّ طَريقَه بِصُعوبَهيَصطَدِممِحْراثمِحْرَاث
oratpluhprokousat seploužit senabourat
pløjeplov
aderkündma
aurakyntää
oratiplug
ekeszántfelszántbelerohan
plógursigla áfram meî erfiîismunum; plægjaklessaplægja
耕す
쟁기(땅을) 쟁기로 갈다
aratrum
artićrtiplūgasvagoti
ar grūtībām tikt uz priekšuarklsartietriekties
araplug
brázdiťnabúraťoraťpluh
plugraloorati
plogploga
ไถคันไถ
bừacái bừa

plough

plow (US) [plaʊ]
A. N (Agr) → arado m
the Plough (Astron) → el Carro, la Osa Mayor
B. VT
1. (Agr) → arar
2. (fig) to plough money into a projectinvertir (grandes cantidades de) dinero en un proyecto
to plough one's way through the snowabrirse paso con dificultad por la nieve
to plough one's way through a bookleer un libro con dificultad
I ploughed my way through it eventuallypor fin acabé de leerlo pero resultó pesadísimo
3. (Brit) (Univ) (o.f.) → dar calabazas a, cargar (Sp)
I was ploughed in German; they ploughed me in Germanme dieron calabazas en alemán
C. VI
1. (Agr) → arar
2. (fig) the car ploughed into the wallel coche dio fuerte(mente) contra la pared
the lorry ploughed into the crowdel camión se metió en la multitud
to plough through the mudabrirse camino con dificultad a través del lodo
3. (Brit) (Univ) (o.f.) I ploughed againvolvieron a suspenderme or (LAm) reprobarme, volvieron a cargarme (Sp)
D. CPD plough horse Ncaballo m de labranza
plough back VT + ADV [+ profits] → reinvertir
plough in plough under VT + ADVcubrir arando, enterrar arando
plough up VT + ADV [+ field] → arar, roturar; [+ bushes etc] → arrancar con el arado; [+ pathway] → hacer desaparecer arando
the train ploughed up the track for 100 metresel tren destrozó unos 100 metros de vía

plough

[ˈplaʊ] plow (US)
ncharrue f
vt
[+ field] → labourer
plough back
vt sepréinvestir
to plough sth back into sth [+ profits] → réinvestir qch dans qch
plough into
vt fus
(= crash into) [car, vehicle] → venir s'encastrer dans
The lorry ploughed into the vehicle in front of it → Le camion est venu s'encastrer dans le véhicule qui le précédait.
(= invest heavily in) → injecter
to plough money into sth → injecter de l'argent dans qch
plough through
vt fus
[+ snow, mud] → avancer péniblement dans
[+ book, mail] → éplucher

plough

, (US) plow
nPflug m; the Plough (Astron) → der Wagen; under the ploughunter dem Pflug; to put one’s hand to the plough (fig)sich in die Riemen legen
vt
(Agr) → pflügen, umpflügen; furrowziehen; to plough a lonely furrow (fig)allein auf weiter Flur stehen
(Brit Univ dated sl) → reinreißen (inf), → durchfallen lassen
vi
(Brit Univ dated sl) → durchrasseln (inf)

plough

, (US) plow:
ploughboy
nPflüger m
ploughhorse
nAckergaul m

plough

, (US) plow:
ploughland
nAckerland nt
ploughman
nPflüger m
ploughman’s lunch
n (Brit) → Käse und Brot als Imbiss
ploughshare
nPflugschar f; to turn or beat swords into ploughs (fig)Schwerter zu Pflugscharen machen

Plough

[plaʊ] n (Astron) the Ploughil Gran Carro

plough

plow (Am) [plaʊ]
1. naratro
2. vt (field) → arare; (furrow) → scavare
to plough one's way through a book (fig) → leggere con fatica un libro
3. vi (Agr) → arare
the car ploughed into the wall → l'auto ha sfondato il muro
plough back vt (profits) → reinvestire
plough in vt + advsotterrare arando
plough through vi + prep (snow, mud) → procedere a fatica in; (work) → procedere metodicamente in; (speech) → leggere monotonamente
he ploughed through a plate of spaghetti → macinò a fatica un piattone di spaghetti
plough up vt + adv (field) → arare

plough

(American) plow (plau) noun
a type of farm tool pulled through the top layer of the soil to turn it over.
verb
1. to turn over (the earth) with such a tool. The farmer was ploughing (in) a field.
2. to travel with difficulty, force a way etc. The ship ploughed through the rough sea; I've all this work to plough through.
3. to crash. The lorry ploughed into the back of a bus.

plough

مِحْرَاث, يَحْرُث orat, pluh pløje, plov Pflug, pflügen άροτρο, οργώνω arado, arar aura, kyntää charrue, labourer orati, plug arare, aratro 耕す, 鋤 쟁기, (땅을) 쟁기로 갈다 ploeg, ploegen plog, pløye pług, zaorać arado, arar пахать, плуг plog, ploga ไถ, คันไถ pulluk, tarla sürmek bừa, cái bừa