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Definition of furrow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    furrow

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they furrow
    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊ//
     
    he / she / it furrows
    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊz//
     
    past simple furrowed
    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊd//
     
    past participle furrowed
    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊd//
     
    -ing form furrowing
    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] furrow something to make a furrow in the earth furrowed fields
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] furrow (something) (formal) if your brows or eyebrows furrow or are furrowed, you pull them together, usually because you are worried, and so produce lines on your face
  3. Word Origin Old English furh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voor and German Furche, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin porca ‘ridge between furrows’.
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