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v. sowed, sown sowed, sow•ing. v.t.
The verbs sow and sew are both pronounced (/səʊ/).
If you sow seeds, you plant them in the ground. The past tense of sow is sowed. The past participle can be either sown or sowed. Sown is more common.
If you sew, you join pieces of cloth together by passing thread through them with a needle. The past tense of sew is sewed. The past participle can be either sewn or sewed. Sewn is more common.
Past participle: sowed/sown
|Noun||1.||sow - an adult female hog |
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
|Verb||1.||sow - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"|
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
broadcast - sow over a wide area, especially by hand; "broadcast seeds"
scatter - sow by scattering; "scatter seeds"
|2.||sow - introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs"|
|3.||sow - place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds"|
sow1 [səʊ] (sowed (pt) (sown (pp))) VT [+ seed] → sembrar
to sow doubt in sb's mind → sembrar dudas en algn
to sow mines in a strait; sow a strait with mines → sembrar un estrecho de minas, colocar minas en un estrecho
sow2 [saʊ] N (Zool) → puerca f, marrana f
sow3 [ˈsəʊ] [sowed] (pt) [sowed, sown] (pp) vt
sow4 [ˈsaʊ] n → truie f
sow1 pret <sowed>, ptp <sown or sowed>
sow1 [səʊ] (sowed (pt) (sown (pp))) vt → seminare
to sow (the seeds of) doubt in sb's mind → far sorgere dei dubbi a qn
to sow (the seeds of) discord → seminare zizzania