plow into

phrasal verb

plowed into; plowing into; plows into
: to crash into (someone or something) usually at a high speed
The car plowed into the guardrail.
: to invest (money, profits, etc.) in (something)
The company plowed millions of dollars into research.
often + back
For the first 10 years, the profits were all plowed back into the company.

Examples of plow into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite some controversy around the mountain of cash plowed into the club in the last couple of years, there is a growing expectation that the club will become self-sufficient as football operations regulate. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 3 Apr. 2024 The cargo ship – about the length of three football fields – has as many as 4,000 tons of steel frame hanging on its bow since the ship plowed into the Key Bridge – sending a crew of construction workers plunging to the frigid water below. Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 29 Mar. 2024 The top priority for security officials throughout the Games will be to prevent a large-scale terrorist attack, like the coordinated suicide bombings and shootings that killed 130 across Paris in 2015, or the truck that plowed into a crowd in Nice, killing 86 people in 2016. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 The forest was plowed into pasture and then left to regrow, the wildlife thinned and replenished by invasive species, the periods of habitation offset by years of abandonment. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2023 But a late flag on Christian Wilkins for roughing the passer on third down gave Kansas City a fresh set of downs, and Pacheco plowed into the end zone moments later to give the Chiefs a 26-7 lead. Dave Skretta, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2024 Ruck's Globes outing marked one of his most high-profile public appearances since he was involved in a multi-car collision in Hollywood on Halloween night, which allegedly damaged three vehicles before his own plowed into a pizza restaurant. Lauren Huff,, 10 Jan. 2024 Morris turned to see that an SUV had plowed into the front of Bar:PM, a popular gay bar. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2023 How much of the total current revenue and future assets should be plowed into athletic department operations to offset the loss of approximately $30 million in revenue from expiring Pac-12 media contracts with ESPN and Fox? Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024

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“Plow into.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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