One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Till (soil) completely or thoroughly.
- ‘He sees his father plow up the prairie, watches his parents' dreams of agricultural riches pulverized along with the dirt.’
- ‘Papa would borrow a tiller from a friend and plow up the patch making room for two rows of twelve plants each.’
- ‘When we plow up more land than can be farmed, grade and disrupt natural landscapes, we provide fertile ground for non-native tumbleweeds and exotic invasive plants.’
- 1.1 Uncover by plowing.
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