Meaning of “plant” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /plɑːnt/

B1 to put seeds or plants in the ground so that they will grow:

to plant bulbs/seeds/trees

to secretly put something in a place that will make someone seem guilty:

She insisted that the drugs had been planted on her without her knowledge.
plant a bomb

B2 to put a bomb somewhere so that it will explode there

plant sth in/next/on, etc

to put something firmly in a particular place:

He planted himself next to me on the sofa.

to make someone start thinking something:

I was confident till you planted doubts in my mind.

(Definition of “plant verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)