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

 

manure

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verb
BrE BrE//məˈnjʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manure
BrE BrE//məˈnjʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊr//
 
he / she / it manures
BrE BrE//məˈnjʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊrz//
 
past simple manured
BrE BrE//məˈnjʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊrd//
 
past participle manured
BrE BrE//məˈnjʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊrd//
 
-ing form manuring
BrE BrE//məˈnjʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊrɪŋ//
 
Gardening
 
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manure something to put manure on or in soil to help plants grow See related entries: Gardening Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘cultivate (land)’): from Anglo-Norman French mainoverer, Old French manouvrer , from medieval Latin manuoperare from Latin manus ‘hand’ + operari ‘to work’. The noun sense dates from the mid 16th cent.
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