English version

plough something ↔ back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplough something ↔ back phrasal verbMONEYto use money that you have earned from a business to make the business bigger and more successful into Companies can plough back their profits into new equipment. plough→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
plough backIn the near term, it does not intend to pay any dividends, instead ploughing all profits back.They were not ones for put-ring their hand to the plough then looking back.The immediate alternative to burning is to plough the straw back in, but that can be prohibitively expensive.For the first four years I didn't take a wage and ploughed everything back into the business.Seth had ploughed into the back of another van, earning himself a broken nose and twenty-five stitches in his face.It appears their chair had ploughed into the back of another.
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Verb table
plough (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyplough (BrE)
he, she, itploughs (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyploughed (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ploughed
he, she, ithas ploughed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ploughed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill plough
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ploughed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ploughing
he, she, itis ploughing
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you, we, theyare ploughing
Past
I, he, she, itwas ploughing
you, we, theywere ploughing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ploughing
he, she, ithas been ploughing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ploughing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ploughing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ploughing
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