to plough into

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - plough into

"to plough into"

1) to strike or cause to strike someone or something with force

2) to undertake a task, activity or pursuit with eagerness and vigor

3) to invest some amount of money into something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - plough into

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Why are you limping?

Colleague 2: I was so busy this morning that I was rushing around the office too fast and ploughed my leg into the corner of my desk.

Colleague 1: Ouch. You must have really hit the desk hard to cause you to limp.

Colleague 2: I was practically running.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - plough into

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I see you were assigned a mountain of work today.

Colleague 2: No problem. I like to be busy. I can't wait to plough into it and see what I can do with it?

Colleague 1: When are you going to start?

Colleague 2: Right now. I can't wait for tomorrow.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - plough into

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: My car is in the shop again.

Friend 2: Again? That's the third time this year. When are you going to stop ploughing money into that old heap and buy a new one?

Friend 1: I really like my old car and I am still investing less in repairs that I would have to invest if I bought a new car.

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to plough into - Gerund Form:

Ploughing into the car in front caused the airbag to deploy.

Ploughing into the mountain of work on his desk, he finished in no time.

Ploughing a lot of money into a dying business is not necessarily a good idea.

to plough into - Examples:

1)  When he was ploughed into the boards by Colorado Avalanche defenceman ...

2)  ... commercial airliner that crashed at Iju-Ishaga, a crowded area of the Lagos metropolis, ploughed into business premises and private residential buildings before exploding in a ball of flames, ...

3)  It creates a potentially deadly hazard for others, who may plough into your vehicle at full highway speeds in the rain, hail, and/or dust.

4)  ... sees a dot in his rear view mirror! Whooooosh! Ka-bbblammm! It ploughs into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. 

5)  Four people died and 17 others were injured when a freight train ploughed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans at a crossing in Midland, Texas.

6)  No doubt plenty of our money has been ploughed into and through our financial system with questionable payoffs in return.

7)  The 1938 Long Island Express, a borderline category-4 hurricane that ploughed into West Hampton, causing widespread death and devastation across New York, New Jersey ...

8)  ... when I was dreaming nightly of food and crying from hunger, I would plough into junk food like a wild thing.

9)  ... the 11+ foot storm surge in some areas. The incredible power of these waves ploughing into homes is one reason there was so much devastation in Sandy's path.

10)  And he hit back and that really pissed me off, so I ploughed into him and we made a pretty good ruckus.

11)  Surely a tax aimed at reducing emissions should be ploughed back into the local economy to help those being taxed to reduce their emissions.

12)  That doesn't happen by magic. Amazon ploughs billions into its fulfillment centers. 

13)  ... you take the capital you would have invested in your college education and plough it into investments. After 4 years your investment is hopefully churning out some serious ...

14)  The future may be no brighter for the firm, as it is set to plough millions into new ventures such as virtual-reality glasses and driver-less cars. 

15)  ... field pushed forward across the line and swept up behind Patrick, Menard's car ploughed forcefully into the back of the No. 10 Chevrolet, leaving both cars with heavy damage.

16)  ... also an asteroid would not skip across the sea bed, it would instead plough into the sea bed and make a crater.

17)  ... car had left the other side of the highway and crashed through the barrier before ploughing into five cars. It was a very serious accident.

18)  I was more than ready to plough into a delicious, homey meal. 

19)  You guys just concentrate on you. all your efforts should now be ploughed into making the Falklands a success story.

20)  So while I am not bearish, I would be cautious about ploughing into new positions.