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Plow \Plow\, Plough \Plough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plowed (ploud) or Ploughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Plowing or Ploughing.]

  1. To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow a field.

  2. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.

    Let patient Octavia plow thy visage up With her prepared nails.

    With speed we plow the watery way.

  3. (Bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.

  4. (Joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.

    To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.

    To plow up, to turn out of the ground by plowing.

  1. 1 Turned over with the blade of a plow to create furrows (usually for planting crops). 2 (context figuratively rare English) Well-trodden or well-researched, previously explored. 3 (context US informal English) drunk. alt. (en-past of: plow) v

  2. (en-past of: plow)


adj. (of farmland) broken and turned over with a plow; "plowed fields" [syn: ploughed] [ant: unplowed]

Plowed (EP)

Plowed is an EP by the Minneapolis-based noise rock band Cows, released in 1992 by Amphetamine Reptile Records.

Plowed (song)

"Plowed" is a song by American alternative rock band Sponge. The song was released as the second single from the group's debut studio album Rotting Piñata.

Usage examples of "plowed".

Hu Shih hastily plowed through the men who crowded the burn-off edge, trying to wave to the women who now filled the open lock.

As the watchdragon was a green weyrling, mistaking Holth's rider could be forgiven but it stuck in Moreta's mind as Holth gallantly plowed upward in the blustery wind.

The girl pointed toward Ken, and Kate, grim-faced, plowed forward to him.

After Kelly came Kelland, and from there she plowed through another dozen, all the way to Prosser.

If there had been a wreck, that number 43 would've plowed right into it.

Alex plowed straight through the middle of them and they shied away to either side.

All too soon, most of the citizens of SSS-900-C could only wait, imagining their station crushed like an egg as the invader plowed into them.

The skimmer had no great speed but plowed its air cushion with equal efficiency over land, water, snow, mud, ice, sand, or rock.

Bunny plowed through the snow to reach it, hopping over a two-inch-wide crack in the ice, feeling the surface, which only hours before had been solid, bouncing under the sopping soles of her boots.

Fax plowed in, trying to turn his weight and mass to advantage against the lighter, faster man by cornering him between raised platform and wall.

It hissed as it plowed down the main aisle and buried itself in the far corner, dropping through the wood planks, smashing a corner pillar, buckling the wall, and causing part of the roof to collapse.

They sort of bounced off the nearer Ring island and then plowed into Monaco.

There came a wild roar from the tun­nel on the right, and Thibbledorf Pwent, head bowed in one of his typically frantic charges, plowed through.

The other dark elves he had been fighting came in at his sides, slashing with fine swords, banging with enchanted maces as the battlerager plowed through the gauntlet, and blood ran freely from several wounds.

The evil drow fell straight to the ground, unconscious, and Drizzt plowed over him and kept on going.