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Noun: ploughing  plaw-ing
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: plowing)
  1. Tilling the land with a plough
    "he hired someone to do the ploughing for him";
    - plowing [US]
Verb: plough  plaw
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: plow)
  1. (farming) to break and turn over earth especially with a plough
    "Farmer Jones ploughed his east field last week";
    - plow [N. Amer], turn
  2. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    - cover, treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, address
  3. Move in a way resembling that of a plough cutting into or going through the soil
    "The ship ploughed through the water";
    - plow [N. Amer]
  4. [Brit] Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    - tug, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, drive, plow [US], plough on [Brit], plow on [US], sweat

Derived forms: ploughings

Type of: broach, fight, go, initiate, locomote, move, struggle, till, tilling, travel

Encyclopedia: Ploughing