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plough (British English) also: plow (American English)
British English: /plaʊ/
American English: /plaʊ/

Translation of plough in French:


  • (Agriculture) (implement) to come under the plough
    devenir labourable

also: Plough proper noun

transitive verb

  • 2 (invest)to plough money into
    investir de l'argent dans (project, company)
  • 3 (British English) [informal] [dated] (fail)
    se faire recaler à [informal] (exam)
    recaler [informal] (candidate)

intransitive verb


to put one's hand to the plough

Phrasal verbs

plough back

plough [something] back, plough back [something]
réinvestir (profits, money) (into dans)

plough in

plough [something] in, plough in [something] (Agriculture)
enterrer [quelque chose] en labourant (crop, manure)

plough into

plough into [something] 1.1 (crash into)
percuter (tree, wall)
the car skidded and ploughed into the crowd
la voiture a dérapé et a fini sa course dans la foule
1.2 (American English) (begin enthusiastically)

plough through

plough through [something]
(vehicle, driver)
défoncer (hedge, wall)
[figurative] (person)
ramer sur [informal] (book, task)
se frayer un chemin dans (mud, snow)
avancer péniblement dans (mud, snow)

plough under

1 plough [something] under, plough under [something]
faire disparaître [quelque chose] en labourant (crop, manure)
2 plough [somebody] under [informal] (American English) (thrash)
démolir [informal] (opponents)

plough up

plough [something] up, plough up [something]
mettre [quelque chose] en labour (field)
[figurative] (car, person)
défoncer (ground)
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