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plough

[plou] /plaʊ/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Chiefly British
1.
plow.
Related forms
unploughed, adjective
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Examples from the web for plough
  • In a corner of the dilapidated research station where he had tried to sleep, he found a rusting plough.
  • Also to bury your charcoal you have to plough it in.
  • Investing in a snow plough for the coming winter is probably unwise, therefore.
  • Professional lobbyists willing to plough through the process therefore often have a big advantage.
  • The metallic voice keeps telling me to plough into brick walls.
  • Harvests increased because farmers took more land under the plough.
  • Then the plough came along and suddenly you had a few hours left at the end of the day, so you spent it building your house.
  • The animal he bestrode was a broken-down plough-horse, that had outlived almost every thing but his viciousness.
  • To plough, he ranked only in the fourth place of profit and advantage.
  • Thus equipped, bikes are ideal for freeway riding, but are not cut out to ford wild streams or plough through squelching bogs.
British Dictionary definitions for plough

plough

/plaʊ/
noun
1.
an agricultural implement with sharp blades, attached to a horse, tractor, etc, for cutting or turning over the earth
2.
any of various similar implements, such as a device for clearing snow
3.
a plane with a narrow blade for cutting grooves in wood
4.
(in agriculture) ploughed land
5.
put one's hand to the plough, to begin or undertake a task
verb
6.
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.
(intransitive) foll by through. to work at slowly or perseveringly
10.
(intransitive; foll by into or through) (of a vehicle) to run uncontrollably into something in its path: the plane ploughed into the cottage roof
11.
(transitive; foll by in, up, under, etc) to turn over (a growing crop, manure, etc) into the earth with a plough
12.
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to fail an examination
Derived Forms
plougher, especially (US) plower, noun
Word Origin
Old English plōg plough land; related to Old Norse plogr, Old High German pfluoc

Plough

/plaʊ/
noun
1.
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
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Word Origin and History for plough

alternative spelling of plow. Related: Ploughed; ploughing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for plough

plow

verb

To do the sex act with or to a woman; screw (1606+ and probably before)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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plough in the Bible

first referred to in Gen. 45:6, where the Authorized Version has "earing," but the Revised Version "ploughing;" next in Ex. 34:21 and Deut. 21:4. The plough was originally drawn by oxen, but sometimes also by asses and by men. (See AGRICULTURE.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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