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
Smoke curled lazily from factory chimneys, and small and bigger boats ploughed
  their ways up and down the lough.
The gunboats, however, ploughed their way through without other damage than to
  their appearance.
Wart-hogs as hideous as nightmares ploughed along with their fore knees on the
  ground as they rooted it up.
But rather than reduce the deficit further it wants this money ploughed back
  into health services.
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