verb phrase 1
an agricultural implement used for cutting, lifting, turning over, and partly pulverizing soil.
any of various implements resembling or suggesting this, as a kind of plane for cutting grooves or a contrivance for clearing away snow from a road or track.
(formerly) an instrument for cutting the groove in the foot of type.
a device for trimming the edges of the leaves by hand.
initial capital letter
the constellation Ursa Major.
the Big Dipper.
verb (used with object)
to turn up (soil) with a plow.
to make (a furrow) with a plow.
to tear up, cut into, or make a furrow, groove, etc. in (a surface) with or as if with a plow (often followed by
The tractor plowed up an acre of trees.
to clear by the use of a plow, especially a snowplow (sometimes followed by
The city's work crews were busily plowing the streets after the blizzard.
to invest, as capital (often followed by
to plow several hundred million into developing new oil fields.
to reinvest or reutilize (usually followed by
to plow profits back into new plants and equipment.
to cleave the surface of (the water):
beavers plowing the pond.
to make (a way) or follow (a course) in this manner:
The yacht plowed an easterly course through the choppy Atlantic.
to have sexual intercourse with.
verb (used without object)
to till the soil or work with a plow.
to take plowing in a specified way:
land that plows easily.
to move forcefully through something in the manner of a plow (often followed by
through, into, along,
The cop plowed through the crowd, chasing after the thief. The car plowed into our house.
to proceed in a slow, laborious, and steady manner (often followed by
The researcher plowed through a pile of reports.
to move through water by cleaving the surface:
a ship plowing through a turbulent sea.
to bury under soil by plowing.
to cause to disappear; force out of existence; overwhelm:
Many mom-and-pop groceries have been plowed under by the big chain stores.
verb (used with object),
the usual US spelling of
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