plow

A plow is a large tool used for farming. A farmer drives or pulls a plow across a field to prepare it for planting.

The large blades of a plow break up the earth, cutting and turning it so it's loose and ready to be planted with seeds. When you operate a plow, you can say that you plow. Boats can plow through water, too — in fact, anything that moves forcibly forward also plows: a car plows through traffic, and figuratively, a student plows through her homework.

Definitions of plow
  1. noun
    a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    synonyms: plough
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    bull tongue
    a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields
    moldboard plow, mouldboard plough
    plow that has a moldboard
    lister, lister plough, lister plow, middle buster, middlebreaker
    moldboard plow with a double moldboard designed to move dirt to either side of a central furrow
    type of:
    tool
    an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  2. verb
    break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    “Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week”
    synonyms: plough, turn
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    types:
    ridge
    plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
    disk, harrow
    draw a harrow over (land)
    type of:
    till
    work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
  3. verb
    move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
    “The ship plowed through the water”
    synonyms: plough
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    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  4. verb
    act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    synonyms: address, cover, deal, handle, treat
    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
    comprehend, cover, embrace, encompass
    include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
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    theologise, theologize
    treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
    discourse, discuss, talk about
    to consider or examine in speech or writing
    descant
    talk at great length about something of one's interest
    talk shop
    discuss matters that are related to work
    type of:
    broach, initiate, moot
    bring up a topic for discussion
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