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sow

verb uk   /səʊ/  us   /soʊ/ (sowed, sown or sowed)

sow verb (PLANT)

C1 [I or T] to put seeds in or on the ground so that plants will grow: Sow the seeds in pots. We'll sow this field with barley.
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sow verb (CAUSE)

[T] to cause a bad emotion or condition to begin somewhere, which will grow or continue: Now that you've sown doubts in my mind, I'll never be sure I can trust him.
Translations of “sow”
in Arabic يَبْذُر…
in Korean 씨를 뿌리다…
in Malaysian menyemai…
in French semer, ensemencer (en)…
in Turkish ekmek, tohum ekmek…
in Italian seminare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 種植, 播種,種…
in Russian сеять…
in Polish siać…
in Vietnamese gieo hạt, xạ, gieo rắc…
in Spanish sembrar…
in Portuguese semear…
in Thai หว่าน, เพาะเมล็ดพันธุ์พืช…
in German säen, besäen…
in Catalan sembrar…
in Japanese (~に)種をまく…
in Indonesian menyebar, menanam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 种植, 播种,种…
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