Plow definition

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To make or form with driving force.

I plowed my way through the crowd.

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An implement or machine designed to move earth, snow, or other material by means of a strong blade.
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A farm implement consisting of a strong blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.
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To take plowing as specified.

A field that plows easily.

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Plow is defined as to cut or rush through.

An example of to plow is to turn over the soil at the end of the growing season.

An example of to plow is a college student hurrying through the study material for a mid-term.

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The definition of a plow is a machine or tool used to cut or turn over the soil or to move dirt or snow.

An example of a plow is a farm machine used to turn over soil.

An example of a plow is the attachment on a vehicle that is used to remove snow from a highway.

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To form wrinkles or creases in.

His forehead was plowed with lines of stress.

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To move or clear (snow, for example) by means of a plow.
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To clear (an area) of snow or other material by means of a plow.
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To break and turn up earth with a plow.
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To move or clear material such as snow with a plow.
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To admit of plowing.

Rocky earth plows poorly.

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To move or progress with driving force.

The ball carrier plowed through the defensive line.

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To proceed laboriously; plod.

Plowed through the backlog of work.

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Any implement like this.
  • Any of various tools for cutting a groove or furrow.
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To cut and turn up (soil) with a plow.
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To make furrows in with or as with a plow.
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To make by or as if by plowing.

To plow one's way through a crowd.

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To cut a way through (water)

A ship plowing the waves.

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To clear with a snowplow.
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To invest or spend (as money, capital, etc.)

Plowing all extra dollars into an IRA.

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(brit., slang) To reject (a candidate) in an examination.
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To till the soil with a plow; use a plow.
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To cut a way (through water, snow, etc.)
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To advance laboriously; plod.
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To begin work vigorously.
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To collide forcefully.
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(brit., slang) To fail in an examination.
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(US) Alternative spelling of plough.
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(US) Alternative spelling of plough.
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To form (a furrow, for example) with a plow.
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To break and turn over (earth) with a plow.
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To progress through (water).

Plow the high seas.

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(vulgar slang) To have intercourse with (another). Used of a man.
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A farm implement used to cut, turn up, and break up the soil.
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To form furrows in with a plow.

Plow a field.

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plow back
  • to reinvest (profits) in the same business enterprise
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plow under
  • to bury (crops or vegetation) by plowing, so as to enrich the soil or in seeking to prevent overproduction
  • to destroy; obliterate
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plow up
  • to remove with a plow
  • to till (soil) thoroughly
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(astron.) the Plow
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plow
Plural:
plows

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

plow under
the Plow

Origin of plow

  • Middle English plough, plouw from Old English plōh, plōg plow, plowland

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See plough

    From Wiktionary