sharecrop


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

share·crop

 (shâr′krŏp′)
v. share·cropped, share·crop·ping, share·crops
v.intr.
To work as a sharecropper.
v.tr.
To work (land) or grow (crops) as a sharecropper.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sharecrop

(ˈʃɛəˌkrɒp)
vb, -crops, -cropping or -cropped
(Agriculture) chiefly US to cultivate (farmland) as a sharecropper
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sharecrop


Past participle: sharecropped
Gerund: sharecropping

Imperative
sharecrop
sharecrop
Present
I sharecrop
you sharecrop
he/she/it sharecrops
we sharecrop
you sharecrop
they sharecrop
Preterite
I sharecropped
you sharecropped
he/she/it sharecropped
we sharecropped
you sharecropped
they sharecropped
Present Continuous
I am sharecropping
you are sharecropping
he/she/it is sharecropping
we are sharecropping
you are sharecropping
they are sharecropping
Present Perfect
I have sharecropped
you have sharecropped
he/she/it has sharecropped
we have sharecropped
you have sharecropped
they have sharecropped
Past Continuous
I was sharecropping
you were sharecropping
he/she/it was sharecropping
we were sharecropping
you were sharecropping
they were sharecropping
Past Perfect
I had sharecropped
you had sharecropped
he/she/it had sharecropped
we had sharecropped
you had sharecropped
they had sharecropped
Future
I will sharecrop
you will sharecrop
he/she/it will sharecrop
we will sharecrop
you will sharecrop
they will sharecrop
Future Perfect
I will have sharecropped
you will have sharecropped
he/she/it will have sharecropped
we will have sharecropped
you will have sharecropped
they will have sharecropped
Future Continuous
I will be sharecropping
you will be sharecropping
he/she/it will be sharecropping
we will be sharecropping
you will be sharecropping
they will be sharecropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sharecropping
you have been sharecropping
he/she/it has been sharecropping
we have been sharecropping
you have been sharecropping
they have been sharecropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sharecropping
you will have been sharecropping
he/she/it will have been sharecropping
we will have been sharecropping
you will have been sharecropping
they will have been sharecropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sharecropping
you had been sharecropping
he/she/it had been sharecropping
we had been sharecropping
you had been sharecropping
they had been sharecropping
Conditional
I would sharecrop
you would sharecrop
he/she/it would sharecrop
we would sharecrop
you would sharecrop
they would sharecrop
Past Conditional
I would have sharecropped
you would have sharecropped
he/she/it would have sharecropped
we would have sharecropped
you would have sharecropped
they would have sharecropped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
References in periodicals archive ?
Landless farmers have no choice but to sharecrop or else work as seasonal or daily-wage labourers.
He did, and the two men's unusual friendship is the foundation of Michael Carney's empathetic faith-based drama Same Kind of Different as Me, starring Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger as the wealthy white couple, and Djimon Hounsou as the traumatised sharecrop per welcomed into their 15,000-square-foot home.
Moreover, 28% of plots under owner-managers fall within the 6-10 hectare bracket, while it was 10% for lease-managed systems and 4% for sharecrop systems.
Many women do not have land and of those that are lucky enough to have access, 70 percent must sharecrop it.
In "Independence Meal," she writes, "Yes, the new sharecrop / Is the flesh and bones / Behind the cell block / And the Wackenhut corpa-prison sits right on an old plantation / Birthed right over the slave graves in that soil / An African mother / its step-father is Reaganomics / A barren corporate heiress delivering a lineage of toxins."
It includes not only selections from the inspiring but oft-told story of how American blacks emerged, first from slavery, then from sharecrop peonage, finally from the shadows of Jim Crow into full legal citizenship, but also readings from the women's, Hispanic American, Asian American, and gay rights movements.