topdress

top-dress

[top-dres]
verb (used with object), top-dressed or top-drest, top-dressing.
to manure (land) on the surface.

Origin:
1725–35; top1 + dress

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(tr) to spread manure or fertilizer on the surface of (land) without working it into the soil

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