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1‘a farm of 100 acres’
smallholding, holding, farmstead, steading, grange, plantation, estate
farmland, land, acreage, acres
North American ranch
NZ Australian station
1‘his dad farmed near Marlborough’
be a farmer, practise farming, cultivate the land, till the land, work the land, till the soil, rear livestock, do agricultural work
2‘the marshes are being drained in order to farm the land’
cultivate, bring under cultivation, till, work, plough, dig, plant
3‘the family has been farming cranberries for generations’
grow, cultivate, raise, plant, tend, bring on, harvest
breed, rear, keep
‘he had farmed the child out’
have fostered, have cared for, send to a childminder, put in care
‘the job of building the models was farmed out to the Shawcraft firm’
contract out, outsource, assign to others, subcontract, delegate
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