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plough meaning

[ plau ] Pronunciation:   "plough" in a sentence
  • Verb: plough  plaw
    Usage: Brit, Cdn (=plow)
    1. To break and turn over earth especially with a plough
      "Farmer Jones ploughed his east field last week"
      - plow [N. Amer], turn 
    2. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
      - cover, treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, address 
    3. Move in a way resembling that of a plough cutting into or going through the soil
      "The ship ploughed through the water"
      - plow [N. Amer]
    Noun: plough  plaw
    Usage: Brit, Cdn (=plow)
    1. A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
      - plow [N. Amer]
    Noun: Plough
    Usage: Brit (=Big Dipper)
    1. A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
      - Big Dipper [N. Amer], Dipper, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon

    Derived forms: ploughing, ploughs, ploughed

    See also: ploughing

    Type of: asterism, broach, go, initiate, locomote, move, till, tool, travel

    Part of: Great Bear, Ursa Major

    Encyclopedia: Plough


  • [Architecture]

    See plow.


  • [Business]
    AmE spelling plow) // verb

    PHRASAL VERBS

    plough sth back (into sth); plough sth back in

    to put money made as profit back into a business in order to improve it:

    Surpluses will be ploughed back into the company to fund new projects.

    plough sth into sth

    to invest a large amount of money in a company or project:

    The company has ploughed an estimated $85 million into the online operation.

    Shareholders were reluctant to plough more money into the company.


  • [Engineering]
    A groove cut lengthwise with the grain in a piece of wood.

Examples

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  1. he shall teach man the use of the plough.
  2. the soil is hard and reluctant to the plough ..
  3. the land ploughs hard after the drought.
  4. the field ploughs well after the rain.
  5. not a plough had ever disturbed a grain of that stubborn soil.

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