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English noun: plow

1. plow (artifact) a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing


Broader (hypernym)tool

Narrower (hyponym)bull tongue, moldboard plow, mouldboard plough

English verb: plow

1. plow (creation) to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

SamplesFarmer Jones plowed his east field last week.
Turn the earth in the Spring.

Synonymsplough, turn

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)till

Narrower (hyponym)disk, harrow, ridge

Entailcut into, delve, dig, turn over

Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

2. plow (communication) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

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

Synonymsaddress, cover, deal, handle, treat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)broach, initiate

Narrower (hyponym)discourse, discuss, talk about, theologise, theologize

Verb groupcomprehend, cover, do by, embrace, encompass, handle, treat

3. plow (motion) move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil

SamplesThe ship plowed through the water.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

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