- a large farming implement with one or more blades fixed in a frame, drawn over soil to turn it over and cut furrows in preparation for the planting of seeds.；land that has been ploughed
- turn up the earth of (an area of land) with a plough, especially before sowing；cut (a furrow or line) with or as if with a plough
verb: plough, 3rd person present: ploughs, gerund or present participle: ploughing, past tense: ploughed, past participle: ploughed
noun: plough, plural noun: ploughs
- 1. a large farming implement with one or more blades fixed in a frame, drawn over soil to turn it over and cut furrows in preparation for the planting of seeds.
- ▪ land that has been ploughed she saw a brown strip of plough
- ▪ North American a snowplough.
- 2. British a prominent formation of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), containing the Pointers that indicate the direction to the Pole Star.
- 3. a yoga pose assumed by lying on one's back and swinging one's legs over one's head until the outstretched feet approach or touch the floor poses such as the plough promote circulation and the drainage of blood from the legs
- 1. turn up the earth of (an area of land) with a plough, especially before sowing Uncle Vic ploughed his garden 同義詞
- ▪ cut (a furrow or line) with or as if with a plough icebergs have ploughed furrows on the seabed
- ▪ (of a ship or boat) travel through (an area of water) cruise liners plough the long-sailed routes
- 2. (especially of a vehicle) move in a fast and uncontrolled manner the car ploughed into the side of a van 同義詞
- ▪ advance or progress laboriously or forcibly they ploughed their way through deep snow the students are ploughing through a set of grammar exercises 同義詞
- 3. North American clear snow from (a road) using a snowplough he could use the car only in summer because the roads weren't ploughed in winter
- 4. British informal, dated fail (an examination) not many people plough Greats and become a professor of Latin