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Topic: GARDENING

Language: Old English
Origin: mawan

mow

verb
     
mow past tense mowed, past participle mown [intransitive and transitive]
1TADLG to cut grass using a machine:
It's time to mow the lawn again.
2

new-mown hay/grass etc

TADLG recently cut grass etc

mow somebody ↔ down

phrasal verb
1PM to kill large numbers of people at the same time, especially by shooting them:
The soldiers were mown down by machine gun fire.
2 to kill someone by driving into them fast:
He was sentenced to two years in prison for mowing down a nine-year old girl.
WORD FOCUS: cut WORD FOCUS: cut
chop to cut vegetables, meat, or wood into pieces
slice
to cut bread, vegetables, or meat into thin pieces
dice
to cut vegetables into small pieces
peel
to cut the outside part off an onion, apple etc
grate
to cut cheese or vegetables into small pieces by rubbing them against a special tool
carve
to cut pieces from a large piece of meat
saw
to cut wood using a special tool called a saw
chop down
to cut down a tree, using an axe
snip
to cut something quickly using scissors
shave
to remove hair from your face or body
trim
to remove small parts of something to make it look neat
mow
to cut grass
prune
to cut off the top part of plants, in order to make them grow better
cut

See also
cut
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