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broadcast, disseminate, implant, inseminate, lodge, plant, scatter, seed  
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  ( sows    3rd person present)   ( sowing    present participle)   ( sowed    past tense)   ( sown    past participle  )   (VERB USES)  
1       verb   If you sow    seeds or sow    an area of land with seeds, you plant the seeds in the ground.         
Sow the seed in a warm place in February/March...      V n  
Yesterday the field opposite was sown with maize.      be V-ed with n  
2       verb   If someone sows an undesirable feeling or situation, they cause it to begin and develop.  
He cleverly sowed doubts into the minds of his rivals...      V n  
3    If one thing sows the seeds of another, it starts the process which leads eventually to the other thing.  
sow the seeds of sth/sow the seeds for sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
Rich industrialised countries have sown the seeds of global warming.     

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sow          [2]     ( sows    plural  )   (NOUN USE)   A sow    is an adult female pig.          n-count  

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show, slow, stow, scowl

make a silk purse out of a sow's ear exp.
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials

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