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sow 1

past tense sowed past participle sowed or sown
American English: /soʊ/
British English: /səʊ/

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (plant)
    (seeds/barley/field)
    sembrar
    to sow a field with wheat
    sembrar un campo de trigo
    to sow (the seeds of) discord/hatred
    sembrar la discordia/el odio
    to sow (the seeds of) doubt in somebody's mind
    sembrar (la semilla de) la duda en alguien
    Example sentences
    • Three seeds were sown and plants thinned to one per pot when the first trifoliate leaf emerged.
    • With wheat, for example, men tend to prepare the earth and sow the seed, while women and children do much of the weeding.
    • Four seeds were sown per pot and thinned to a single plant nearest the center.
    Example sentences
    • They are otherwise treated as annuals and a fresh crop is sown from seed yearly.
    • However, food supply has deteriorated as fewer and fewer farmers exist and little or no grain crops are sown.
    • Afghan farmers have returned to cotton cultivation, sowing the crop over 6,000 hectares of land in the northern Kunduz province after decades of strife.
    Example sentences
    • As a result, 14,313 acres of land were sown a second time around.
    • ‘In previous years, no one even bothered to plant crops because our lands were dry like a desert, but that has all changed and everyone is sowing their land,’ he said.
    • The drought has caused great harm to the growing of wheat in the province, with more than about 733,000 hectares of wheat land unable to be sown.
    1.2
    (mines)
    plantar
    poner
    to sow a field with mines
    sembrar un campo de minas
    Example sentences
    • After the Soviet Army sowed the passes with mines it ceased and has never, so far as I know, recommenced.
    • Mines can be sown in deep water, and are propelled at high speed towards a target, like a miniature homing torpedo.
    • They had sown a lot of mines in the roads and fields nearby and when walking from our house to the flight line we had to stay within a yardwide path which had been cleared of mines and marked with strips of white tape.

intransitive verb

  • as you sow, so shall you reap (Bible)
    lo que siembres cosecharás

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sow 2
American English: /saʊ/
British English: /saʊ/

noun

  • 1 (Agriculture, Zoology)
    cerda (feminine)
    puerca (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A day before the sows are ready to farrow, the farrowing boxes are set up in the rooms.
    • In the fall, he makes a daily chore out of selecting the best ears to plant the following season and feeding the culled ears to his gestating sows on pasture.
    • Claw lesions were reported to be more common in loose-housed sows than in either tethered or stallhoused sows.
    Example sentences
    • If the sow has not eaten enough to sustain herself over the hibernation, the egg will not implant.
    • Management of the trial was designed to minimise adverse welfare effects on the badgers and included a three-month period in the spring during which no culling took place in order to protect lactating sows and their cubs.
    • Bill and Madeline had even schooled the children in poses for various combinations of bears: a solo male, a sow with cubs.

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