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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyplough into
he/she/itploughs into
present participleploughing into
past tenseploughed into
past participleploughed into
  1. 1
    plough into someone/something to crash into someone or something with force, especially because you are moving or driving too quickly or in a careless or uncontrolled way

    Luckily no one was hurt when their car ploughed into a tree.

  2. 2
    plough something into something to invest a lot of money in something in order to improve it or make it successful

    Last year the government ploughed more than £80 million into road repairs.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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