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

 

till

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they till
BrE BrE//tɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɪl//
 
he / she / it tills
BrE BrE//tɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɪlz//
 
past simple tilled
BrE BrE//tɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɪld//
 
past participle tilled
BrE BrE//tɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɪld//
 
-ing form tilling
BrE BrE//ˈtɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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till something (old use) to prepare and use land for growing crops Word Originverb Old English tilian ‘strive for, obtain by effort’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch telen ‘produce, cultivate’ and German zielen ‘aim, strive’, also ultimately to till ‘until’. The current sense dates from Middle English.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: till