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1‘the fields had been ploughed’
cultivate, till, work, furrow, harrow, ridge, break up, turn up
2‘the car overturned and ploughed into a lamp post’
career, plunge, crash, smash, bulldoze, hurtle, cannon, lurch, drive, run, careen
North American informal barrel
3‘they ploughed their way through deep snow’
trudge, plod, toil, clump, push one's way, wade, flounder, press, move laboriously
British informal trog
‘it begins to look as though the plane will plough into the water’
crash into, smash into, collide with, be in collision with, hit, strike, ram, smack into, slam into, bang into, meet head-on, run into, drive into, bump into, crack against, crack into
‘profits from sales of the work are ploughed into further commissions’
invest in, put money into, sink money into, lay out money on
provide capital for, spend money on, fund, back, finance, underwrite, subsidize, support, pay for
buy into, buy shares in, buy a stake in, take a stake in
get a piece of, splash out on
‘she ploughed on nonetheless and cleared her plate’
persevere, persist, continue, carry on, go on, keep at it, keep on, keep going, keep it up, not give up, be persistent, be determined, follow something through, see something through, show determination, press ahead, press on, plod on, stay with something, not take no for an answer
be tenacious, be pertinacious, insist, be patient, be diligent, stand one's ground, stand fast, stand firm, hold on, hold out, go the distance, stay the course, grind away, struggle on, hammer away, stop at nothing, leave no stone unturned
plug away, peg away, stick at it, soldier on, hang on, stick to one's guns, stick it out, hang in there, bash on
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