plough through

plough through
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 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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