-n. 2. drop, fall, plump, Inf. plunk; thud, thump, bump, slap, smack, blow. plot, n. 1. secret plan, scheme, intrigue, counterplot, machination; procedure, plan of action, tactics, maneuvers, stratagems, strategy; complot, conspiracy, confederacy, cabal.
2. main story, story line, action, intrigue; chain of events or incidents; plan, scheme, design, layout, blueprint; outline, skeleton.
-v. 3. plan secretly, conspire, complot, cabal, scheme, intrigue, counterplot, make plans, draw up a plan; premeditate, preplan, prearrange, set up, organize, mastermind, machinate; devise, design, develop, make, form, formulate, fashion, shape, mold; fabricate, construct, build, erect; contrive, bring about, concoct, brew, frame, compose, hatch; dream up, think up, come up with, conceive, imagine, envision, envisage, visualize, see in one's mind's eye.
4. mark on a map, chart, lay out, mark out a course, map out or shape a course.
5. map, graph, diagram, draw to scale; blueprint, outline, draw in, block in; depict, represent, picture. plow, n. 1. harrow, breaker, cultivator, lister; rake, scooter, windrower; corn plow, drill plow, snow plow.
-v. 2. till, work, farm, cultivate, prepare, dress; spade, dig, delve, turn up, hoe, rake, harrow; ridge, furrow, groove, rib.
3. plunge, lunge, drive, bulldoze, hurtle, dive; elbow, shove, jostle, push; score, cut, sweep, furrow. plowman, n. 1. tiller, tiller of the soil, plower, plow-boy, farmer, farm laborer, cultivator, harrower.
2. rustic, rube, churl, hick, bumpkin, yokel, SI. hillbilly, SI. hayseed; countryman, swain, peasant, ploy, n. stratagem, maneuver, gambit, move; ruse, wile, artifice, dodge, artful dodge, SI. gimmick; subterfuge, design, scheme, craft, game; trick, decoy, red herring, feint, blind, pluck, v. 1. pull, pull off, pull out, draw, draw out, withdraw, remove, extract, take out; collect, gather, gather or get in, cull, glean; harvest, reap, crop, pick, cut.
2. tug, tug at, pull, pull at, hitch, hitch up, hike, hike up; twitch, vellicate, tweak, twinge.
3. yank, yank out or away, jerk, jerk out or away, snatch, snatch away, snake, wrest, wrest out or away, grab, grab away, grasp, grasp away, catch, clutch, Inf. nip; rip, rip out, rip away, tear, tear out or away.
4. deplume, displume, denude, denudate, fleece, remove, divest, skin, strip bare or clean; cut, crop, sheer, trim.
5. Slang, rob, steal, thieve, pilfer, purloin, finger, filch; All SI. pinch, hook, swipe, cop, crook, rip off, lift, hustle; plunder, despoil, spoliate, pillage, Chiefly Scot. reive; ransack, sack, loot, gut, fleece, strip, rifle; swindle, defraud, mulct, shark, cheat, Inf. flimflam, rook, bilk, Inf. welsh, Inf. gyp, Inf. bunko, Inf. diddle, Inf. take [s.o.] for a ride, Inf. take [s.o.] to the cleaners, chisel, clip.
6. plunk, twang, thrum, strum, pick, fingerpick, finger.
7. British Slang, fail, flunk, flunk out, reject, SI. wash out, Brit. SI. bust, Brit. SI. plough.
8. pluck up a. exterminate, obliterate, annihilate, erase, eradicate, sweep away, wipe or blot out, SI. mop up, efface, dissolve, eliminate, abolish, extirpate, destroy totally; ravage, raze, raze to the ground, level, tear to the ground, gut, devastate, ruin, demolish, desolate, wreck, smash, blast, blow up, lay in ruins; uproot, root up, root out, pull up or out by the roots, deracinate, b. summon, summon up, muster, Inf.