1. phrasal verb
If something, for example
, ploughs into
something else, it goes
out of control and crashes violently into it.
A young girl and her little brother were seriously hurt when a car ploughed into them
on a crossing.
2. phrasal verb plough
[business , emphasis]
If you say
that money is ploughed into
something such as a business or a service, you are emphasizing
that the amount of money which is invested
in it or spent
on it in order to improve
it is very large.
Huge sums of private capital will be ploughed into the ailing industries of the east.
He claimed he ploughed all his money into his antique business.
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