plow up

transitive verb

Definition of plow up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to bring to the surface by or as if by plowing : turn, cast, or pull up with or as if with a plow had plowed quite a lot of arrowheads up plow up the beetsAccent by hard work had plowed up several nasty secrets
2 : to break (ground) up by plowing


variants: or plough-up \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
plural -s

Definition of plow-up (Entry 2 of 2)

: the conversion of an area of virgin sod into cropland

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