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scythe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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scythescythe1 /saɪð/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TAa farming tool that has a long curved blade attached to a long wooden handle, and is used to cut grain or long grass
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scythe• Jimmy was sitting in the shed sharpening a scythe.• All reaping must be done by hand using sickle and scythe due to the difficulty in using modern machinery.• Joy made one last desperate attempt and produced the most horrendous squeak ever, like a hare caught by a harvest scythe.• As her scythe moved mechanically through the bean field, a sandy-colored hare was startled out of its hiding place.• Throwing down his scythe he scooped up some millet and straightened up.• In one field he heard the hiss of scythes, and on a narrow terrace he saw two men weeding by lamplight.• The scythe of time creates superiority of title as it does seniority of age.
scythescythe2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive] to move through or destroy something quickly and violently 🔊 Bullets scythed through the crowd.2 [transitive] to cut with a scythe→ See Verb table
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scythe• He would scythe her down if she didn't fit in with his plans.• The first job was to scythe paths through the nettles so the children could play without being stung.
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Verb table
scythe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscythe
he, she, itscythes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscythed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scythed
he, she, ithas scythed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scythed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scythe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scythed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scything
he, she, itis scything
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you, we, theyare scything
Past
I, he, she, itwas scything
you, we, theywere scything
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scything
he, she, ithas been scything
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scything
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scything
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scything
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