fallow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fallow” in the English Dictionary

"fallow" in British English

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uk   /ˈfæl.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/

fallow adjective (LAND)

Fallow ​land is not ​planted with ​crops, in ​order to ​improve the ​quality of the ​soil: Farmers are ​eligible for ​governmentsupport if they ​let a ​certainamount of ​land lie fallow.

fallow adjective (TIME)

A fallow ​period of ​time is one in which very little ​happens: After a ​long fallow period, the ​author has ​brought out a new ​book.
(Definition of fallow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fallow" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈfæləʊ/
fallow ​land is ​land that a ​farmer does not ​growcrops on for a ​period of ​time, usually a ​year, so that the soil ​quality can ​improve
used to describe a ​period of ​time in which there is not much ​businessactivity: The ​corporation has ​gainedmarketshare recently, but only after a ​long fallow ​period.
(Definition of fallow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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