plant/sow the seeds of

Definition of plant/sow the seeds of

1 :to cause (an idea, feeling, etc.) to be in someone's mind
  • Opponents have succeeded in planting/sowing the seeds of suspicion/doubt in our team.
2 :to create a situation in which (something) is likely or certain to happen or develop
  • They have planted/sowed the seeds of their own destruction.

Word by Word Definitions

plant play
  1. : to put or set in the ground for growth

  2. : to set or sow with seeds or plants

  3. : implant

  1. : a young tree, vine, shrub, or herb planted or suitable for planting

  2. : any of a kingdom (Plantae) of multicellular eukaryotic mostly photosynthetic organisms typically lacking locomotive movement or obvious nervous or sensory organs and possessing cellulose cell walls

  3. : the land, buildings, machinery, apparatus, and fixtures employed in carrying on a trade or an industrial business

sow play
  1. : an adult female swine

  2. : a channel that conducts molten metal to molds

  3. : a mass of metal solidified in such a mold : ingot

  1. : to plant seed for growth especially by scattering

  2. : to set something in motion : begin an enterprise

  3. : to scatter (seed) upon the earth for growth

seed play seeds
  1. : the grains or ripened ovules of plants used for sowing

  2. : the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant

  3. : a propagative animal structure:

  1. : to bear or shed seed

  2. : to sow seed : plant

  3. : to plant seeds in : sow


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