Hoeing



[hoh] /hoʊ/

noun
1.
a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
2.
any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster or mortar.
verb (used with object), hoed, hoeing.
3.
to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoeing.
4.
to use a hoe.
/həʊ/
noun
1.
any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
verb hoes, hoeing, hoed
2.
to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
n.

mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa “hoe, mattock, pick-axe,” German Haue), from PIE *kau- “to hew, strike” (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.

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a hard row to hoe
see: tough row to hoe

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