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I planted a small apple tree in the garden.
Toby’s aunt planted a big, wet kiss on his cheek.
Henry planted himself in the seat next to me.
Three officers were accused of planting evidence in the suspect’s room.
Someone must have planted the gun on him.
The police had planted an officer in the club to catch the drug dealers.
Both candidates will make promises and plant ideas, trying to earn trust.
This is the American English definition of plant. View British English definition of plant.
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