When you clip grass or other plants, you mow it. If you realize your front lawn is taller than your dog, it might be time to mow it.

People with grassy lawns usually mow them throughout the growing season, keeping them neatly trimmed and green. Farmers mow some food crops and hay as well, when they're ready to be harvested, although they use different tools to do it, including a curved blade called a scythe. An old-fashioned meaning of mow is "a stack of hay," or "a place where hay is stored."

Definitions of mow
  1. verb
    cut with a blade or mower
    mow the grass”
    synonyms: cut down
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    cut with a scythe
    type of:
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  2. noun
    a loft in a barn where hay is stored
    synonyms: hayloft, haymow
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    type of:
    attic, garret, loft
    floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
  3. verb
    make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
    synonyms: mop, pout
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    type of:
    grimace, make a face, pull a face
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
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