plant/sow the seeds of

Definition of plant/sow the seeds of

  1. 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. 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

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

    :  to set or sow with seeds or plants

    :  implant

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

    :  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

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

  1. :  an adult female swine

    :  the adult female of various other animals (as a bear)

    :  a channel that conducts molten metal to molds

  1. :  to plant seed for growth especially by scattering

    :  to set something in motion :  begin an enterprise

    :  to scatter (as seed) upon the earth for growth

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

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

    :  a propagative plant structure (as a spore or small dry fruit)

  1. :  to bear or shed seed

    :  to sow seed :  plant

    :  to plant seeds in :  sow

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