plough up

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vt sep fieldumpflügen; (= uncover)beim Pflügen zutage or zu Tage bringen; (= uproot) treeroden; the lorries had completely ploughed up the village greendie Lastwagen hatten den Dorfanger vollkommen zerpflügt; the train ploughed up the track for 40 metresder Zug riss 40 Meter Schienen aus ihrer Verankerung
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As the sombre wheels of the six carts go round, they seem to plough up a long crooked furrow among the populace in the streets.
Under the Seed EIS programme (Enterprise Investment Scheme) individuals with capital gains liabilities will be able to plough up to pounds 100,000 into small companies, safe in the knowledge that tax breaks will limit their risk.