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Synonyms of plough in English:


  • 1 the fields had been ploughed
    cultivate, till, work, furrow, harrow, ridge, break up, turn up
  • 2 the car overturned and ploughed into a lamp post
    career, plunge, crash, smash, bulldoze, hurtle, cannon, lurch, drive, run, careen
    North American informal barrel
  • 3 they ploughed their way through deep snow
    trudge, plod, toil, clump, push one's way, wade, flounder, press, move laboriously
    informal slog
    British informal trog
  • Phrases

    plough into
    it begins to look as though the plane will plough into the water
    crash into, smash into, collide with, be in collision with, hit, strike, ram, smack into, slam into, bang into, meet head-on, run into, drive into, bump into, crack into/against;
    dash against;
    North American  impact
    plough something into
    profits from sales of the work are ploughed into further commissions
    invest in, put money into, sink money into, lay out money on;
    provide capital for, spend money on, fund, back, finance, underwrite, subsidize, support, pay for;
    buy into, buy shares in, buy/take a stake in
    informal get a piece of, splash out on
    plough on
    she ploughed on nonetheless and cleared her plate
    persevere, persist, continue, carry on, go on, keep at it, keep on, keep going, keep it up, not give up, be persistent, be determined, see/follow something through, show determination, press on/ahead, plod on, stay with something, not take no for an answer;
    be tenacious, be pertinacious, insist, be patient, be diligent, stand one's ground, stand fast/firm, hold on, hold out, go the distance, stay the course, grind away, struggle on, hammer away, stop at nothing, leave no stone unturned
    informal plug away, peg away, stick at it, soldier on, hang on, stick to one's guns, stick it out, hang in there, bash on
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