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Definition 1: a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plow in the sense of this definition

(plow is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of plow ) a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields

(... is a kind of plow ) plow that has a moldboard

Definition 2: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where plow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This book deals with incest
  • The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • The new book treats the history of China

Synonyms for plow in the sense of this definition

(plow is a kind of ...) bring up a topic for discussion

(... is a kind of plow ) treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character

(... is a kind of plow ) to consider or examine in speech or writing

"The author talks about the different aspects of this question" "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

(plow has a similar meaning as ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

(plow has a similar meaning as ...) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds" "this should cover everyone in the group"

Definition 3: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow - [verb of creation]

Samples where plow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
  • turn the earth in the Spring

Synonyms for plow in the sense of this definition

(plow is a kind of ...) work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

"till the soil"

(... is a kind of plow ) plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip

(... is a kind of plow ) draw a harrow over (land)

(plow implies ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(plow belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 4: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil - [verb of motion]

Samples where plow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship plowed through the water

Synonyms for plow in the sense of this definition

(plow is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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