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British English: /plaʊ/
American English: /plaʊ/

Translation of plough in German:


  • (Agriculture)
    Pflug Mask.
    put one's hand to the plough [figurative]
    eine Sache in Angriff nehmen
    the Plough (Astronomy)
    der Große Wagen od. Bär

transitive verb

  • 1 plough the sand[s] [figurative]
    Wasser mit einem Sieb schöpfen
  • 2 (cut furrows in)
  • 3plough furrows
    Furchen ziehen od. pflügen
    plough a lonely furrow [figurative]
    allein auf weiter Flur sein od. stehen [formal]
  • 5 (British English) [informal] (reject in examination)
    durchrasseln lassen [slang]

intransitive verb

  • (British English) [informal] (fail in examination)
    durchrasseln [slang]

Phrasal verbs

plough back

transitive verb 1
2 (Finance)
plough profits etc. back into the business etc.
Gewinne usw. wieder in die Firma usw. stecken

plough in

transitive verb

plough into

transitive verb (move violently)
rasen in + Akk.
rasseln in [slang] + Akk.

plough through

transitive verb (advance laboriously in)
sich kämpfen durch
sich pflügen durch
(move violently through) rasen durch

plough up

transitive verb
auspflügen (Kartoffeln, Rüben usw.)
zerpflügen (Boden)

Definition of plough in:

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