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farm

2 verb
     
Related topics: Agriculture
farm2 [intransitive and transitive]
1TA to use land for growing crops or keeping animals:
The family has farmed here for generations.
The land has been farmed organically since 1995.
2

farmed salmon/fish/rabbits etc

fish and animals that have been raised on farms, and not caught from the wild

farm somebody/something ↔ out

phrasal verb
1 to send work to other people instead of doing it yourself
farm somebody/something ↔ out to
The processing will be farmed out to people in local villages.
2 to send someone to a different place where they will be looked after - used to show disapproval
farm somebody/something ↔ out to
At the age of 16 she was farmed out to family friends.

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