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plough or plow (plaʊ)
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
[Old English plōg plough land; related to Old Norse plogr, Old High German pfluoc]
'plougher or plow
'plower or plow

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