phrase [verb-link PHRASE, PHRASE after verb] → plough If an area of land is under the plough, it is used for growing crops. If land is brought or put under the plough, it is ploughed for the first time and is then used for growing crops.
⇒ There was not one inch of soil that was not under the plough.
⇒ ...as we put more and more wilderness under the plough.
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