Plough - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plaʊ|  American pronunciation of the word plough
Brit.  |plaʊ|  British pronunciation of the word plough


- a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major (syn: dipper, wagon, wain)
- a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing (syn: plow)


- move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil (syn: plow)
- to break and turn over earth especially with a plow (syn: plow, turn)


All the fields are now ploughed up.

In this area you might plough up some valuable ancient coins.

The farmer ploughed the loose leaves back to enrich the soil.

Her face was rough, and ploughed with wrinkles.

The car turned over twice, and ploughed into a fence.

She spent the weekend ploughing her way through the pile of letters.

In those days the land was plowed by oxen.

We ploughed through the thick mud.

His plough bit.

After months without rain, the ground was too hard to plough.

Companies can plough back their profits into new equipment.

Most staff will never want to plough through the manuals that come with the software.

Horses plough up the paths and make them muddy for walkers.

Phrasal verbs

plough on  — continue moving forward

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plough
he/she/it: ploughs
present participle: ploughing
past tense: ploughed
past participle: ploughed
singular: plough
plural: ploughs
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