1. phrasal verb [no passive] If you plough through something such as a large meal or a long piece of work, you finally finish it although it takes a lot of effort. [V P n] ⇒ Researchers have ploughed through 16,000 different pieces of classical, rock and jazz music. [V P n] ⇒ He used to watch body building videos and plough through a daily diet of a dozen eggs and four pints of milk. 2. phrasal verb [no passive] If someone ploughs through a place or if a ship ploughs through water, they move through it, especially with great effort. [V P n] ⇒ Mr. Dambar watched her plough through the grass. [V P n] ⇒ The ship ploughed through the waves. 3. phrasal verb [no passive] → plough If a vehicle or a missile ploughs through something, it goes violently or carelessly through it as though it is out of control. [V P n] ⇒ The car ploughed through three gardens and flattened a tree.
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