- the constellation Ursa Major.
- the Big Dipper.
verb (used with object)
- to cleave the surface of (the water): beavers plowing the pond.
- to make (a way) or follow (a course) in this manner: The yacht plowed an easterly course through the choppy Atlantic.
verb (used without object)
- to bury under soil by plowing.
- to cause to disappear; force out of existence; overwhelm: Many mom-and-pop groceries have been plowed under by the big chain stores.
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Origin of plow
OTHER WORDS FROM plow
Example sentences from the Web for plow
Not long ago, a whole host of artists were plowing these fields—Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Johnny Winter.
The company is plowing the profits from the first store into expansion.
Meanwhile, the private sector—and state and local governments—are getting on with their business and plowing ahead.October Jobs Report Is Bad News for American Economic Declinists|Daniel Gross|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And then third, figure out how you can live on 75% of your income, while plowing 25% into retirement savings.
If we are plowing hundreds of billions into college loans with low-to-no wage growth, this implies one of two things.Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I was plowing in the south field back of the barn, when I turned it up.The Wishing Well|Mildred A. Wirt
The grower of green asparagus has about the same work, less the ridging and plowing down.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
He took the letter and read it when, an hour later, the Idaho was plowing her lazy way southward through a dull and leaden sea.A Wounded Name|Charles King
These gave it amazing smoothness even when plowing through rough seas.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
Just as I had completed the fence, and had several acres ready for plowing, the Big Flood came like a thief in the night.Memoirs of John R. Young|John Young