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Pronunciation of Ploughing: Learn how to pronounce Ploughing in English correctly

Learn how to say Ploughing correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word plough:

1a large farming implement with one or more blades fixed in a frame, drawn over soil to turn it over and cut furrows in preparation for the planting of seeds.
[mass noun] land that has been ploughed:
she saw a brown strip of plough
chiefly North American a snowplough.
2 (the Plough) British a prominent formation of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), containing the Pointers that indicate the direction to the Pole Star. Also called the Big Dipper (North American), Charles’s Wain (formerly, in Britain).
3 (also plough pose) a yoga pose assumed by lying on one’s back and swinging one’s legs over one’s head until the outstretched feet approach or touch the floor:
poses such as the plough promote circulation and the drainage of blood from the legs
[with object]
1turn up the earth of (an area of land) with a plough, especially before sowing:
the fields had all been ploughed up
(as adjective ploughed)
a ploughed field
cut (a furrow or line) with or as if with a plough:
icebergs have ploughed furrows on the seabed
(of a ship or boat) travel through (an area of water):
cruise liners plough the long-sailed routes
(plough something up) unearth something while using a plough:
some day someone will plough up the bomb and lose a leg
2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] (especially of a vehicle) move in a fast and uncontrolled manner:
the car ploughed into the side of a van
advance or progress laboriously or forcibly:
they ploughed their way through deep snow
the students are ploughing through a set of grammar exercises
(plough on) continue steadily despite difficulties or warnings to stop:
he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans
3chiefly North American clear snow from (a road) using a snowplough:
he could use the car only in summer because the roads weren’t ploughed in winter
4British informal, dated fail (an examination):
not many people plough Greats and become a professor of Latin

plough a lonely (or one’s own) furrow
follow a course of action in which one is isolated or in which one can act independently:
it is more sensible for the college as a whole to act than for individual departments to plough a lonely furrow
put (or set) one’s hand to the plough
embark on a task:
she needed a rest, but she had set her hand to the plough
[with biblical allusion to Luke 9:62]
Phrasal Verbs

plough something in/back
plough grass or other material into the soil to enrich it:
clover was grown to plough in as green manure
invest money in a business or reinvest profits in the enterprise producing them:
savings made through greater efficiency will be ploughed back into the service


late Old English plōh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ploeg and German Pflug. The spelling plough became common in England in the 18th century; earlier (16th–17th cents) the noun was normally spelled plough, the verb plow