plough through

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Verb[edit]

plough through (third-person singular simple present ploughs through, present participle ploughing through, simple past and past participle ploughed through)

  1. To persevere with an activity of consuming something, both literally and figuratively.
    I ploughed through two helpings, but then I didn't have room for any more.
    If you can plough through the first three chapters, then the plot starts to get interesting.
  2. To forcefully make a passage to move through.
    I managed to plough through the crowds and get to the information desk.