Meaning of “plow” in the English Dictionary

"plow" in British English

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plownoun, verb

/plaʊ/ /plaʊ/

US spelling of plough

(Definition of “plow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plow" in American English

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plownoun [ C ]

us /plɑʊ/

plow noun [ C ] (TOOL)

a large farming tool with blades that dig into the earth, or a large, curved blade fixed to the front of a vehicle that moves snow or sand

plowverb

us /plɑʊ/

plow verb (FORCE)

[ always + adv/prep ] to force your way, or to advance slowly although it is difficult:

[ I ] His truck left the road and plowed through some small trees.
[ T ] He picked the book up again and plowed his way through two more chapters.

plow verb (INVEST)

[ T always + adv/prep ] to invest money in a business to make it successful:

If we’re hit by higher taxes, we’ll have a little less to plow back into the business.

plow verb (TOOL)

[ I/T ] to dig into the earth with a large farming tool to make the earth ready for planting, or to move snow or sand away from an area with a large, curved blade fixed to the front of a vehicle:

[ T ] It rained so much I thought I’d have to plow the crops under.
[ I ] I won’t be able to drive to the store until they plow.

(Definition of “plow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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