plow back
transitive verb Date: 1930 to reinvest (profits) in a business • plowback noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • plow|back — «PLOW BAK», noun. 1. a reinvestment of profits of a business in the same business. 2. the sum that has been reinvested …   Useful english dictionary

  • plow back — transitive verb : to retain (profits) for reinvestment in a business management … will plow back its earnings into new plant and equipment J.R.Miller requires that 10 percent be plowed back into advertising Fortune …   Useful english dictionary

  • plow back — verb To reinvest profits into a business The dividends were small last year because we plowed back most of the money to buy new machinery …   Wiktionary

  • plow back — To reinvest earnings in a business rather than pay out them out as dividends. Common practice in high growth companies. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • plow back — To retain earnings for continued investment in the business. To reinvest the earnings and profits into the business instead of paying them out as dividends or withdrawals by partners or proprietor …   Black's law dictionary

  • plow back (to) —  Put back into.  ► “Many invest in companies that plow back most or all of their earnings into their businesses to become more profitable which, in turn, raises their stock prices.” (Medical Economics, May 9, 1994, p. 40) …   American business jargon

  • plow — [plou] n. [ME ploh < Late OE, akin to Ger pflug, ON plógr < Gmc * plog < native Alpine (Rhaetian) base > Langobardic plovum] 1. a farm implement used to cut, turn up, and break up the soil ☆ 2. any implement like this; specif., a)… …   English World dictionary

  • plow — plow1 verb intransitive or transitive * 1. ) to turn over the soil before planting seeds using a plow: The fields were being plowed for winter wheat. 2. ) to move snow to the side of a street using a SNOW PLOW so that people can walk or drive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plow into — [phrasal verb] 1 plow into (someone or something) : to crash into (someone or something) usually at a high speed The car plowed into the guardrail. 2 plow (money, profits, etc.) into (something) : to invest (money, profits …   Useful english dictionary

  • plow something in/back — plow grass or other material into the soil to enrich it ■ invest money in a business or reinvest profits in the enterprise producing them savings made through greater efficiency will be plowed back into the service …   Useful english dictionary

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