plough

[plou]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Chiefly British.

unploughed, adjective
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plough or plow (plaʊ)
 
n
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
 
vb (when intr, usually foll by through) (foll by through)
6.  to till (the soil) with a plough
7.  to make (furrows or grooves) in (something) with or as if with a plough
8.  to move (through something) in the manner of a plough: the ship ploughed the water
9.  to work at slowly or perseveringly
10.  (intr; foll by into or through) (of a vehicle) to run uncontrollably into something in its path: the plane ploughed into the cottage roof
11.  (tr; foll by in, up, under, etc) to turn over (a growing crop, manure, etc) into the earth with a plough
12.  slang (Brit) (intr) to fail an examination
 
[Old English plōg plough land; related to Old Norse plogr, Old High German pfluoc]
 
plow or plow
 
n
 
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[Old English plōg plough land; related to Old Norse plogr, Old High German pfluoc]
 
'plougher or plow
 
n
 
'plower or plow
 
n

Plough (plaʊ)
 
n
the Plough Also known as: Charles's Wain, Usual US name: the Big Dipper the group of the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa Major

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plough
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Plough definition


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.)

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Example sentences
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.
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