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Italian translation of 'sow'

sow 1

Word forms:past tense sowed, past participle sown

transitive verb

  1. seminare
    to sow (the seeds of) doubt in sb's mind far sorgere dei dubbi a qn
    to sow (the seeds of) discord seminare zizzania

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Example Sentences Including 'sow'

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They cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
And it is in these places that the insurgents sow the ground with IEDs whose purpose is to damage and destroy.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
His winner took 26 weeks to grow from sowing to weigh-in.
The Sun (2011)
It is time to turn that sow's ear into a silk purse.
The Sun (2016)
Sow Japanese radishes now for harvesting in early autumn.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Sow hardy annuals now for early flowering next year and get those bulbs planted.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Swiss chard can be sown now for winter and spring cropping.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The soil warms up more quickly in spring so plants can be sown and cropped earlier.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
These are plants that you sow and cut down before they reach maturity.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This book provides all the impetus you could need to get sowing and planting.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You can also sow a new crop over the winter if you have room indoors.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You can't make a purse out of a sow's ear.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And sow's ears have not suddenly turned into silk purses simply because there is a different name picking the team.
The Sun (2011)
Most important is the ability to sow doubt into the minds of the opposition.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They may have practically sown up the French league by February.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
When better to sow a little doubt in English minds but four days before the game?
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You cannot sow the doubt in your players' minds.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It had to sow some doubt in his mind.
The Sun (2006)
Sow again to crop from September.
The Sun (2008)
When to sow: crops sown in July will last into winter.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I usually sow my main crops directly outdoors.
Kitto, Dick Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)
You must make sure that there is always sufficient ground ready for sowing or planting when you want it.
Kitto, Dick Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)

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sow 2



  1. scrofa

'sow' in Other Languages

British English: sow NOUN
A sow is an adult female pig.
  • American English: sow
  • Brazilian Portuguese: porca
  • Chinese: 成年母猪
  • European Spanish: cerda
  • French: truie
  • German: Sau
  • Italian: scrofa
  • Japanese: 雌豚
  • Korean: 암퇘지
  • European Portuguese: porca
  • Spanish: cerda


Translation of sow from the Collins English to Italian
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