rototill
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from rototiller Date: 1939 to till or plow (soil) with a rototiller

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  • rototill — verb /ˈɹoʊ.toʊ.ˌtɪl/ a) To break up and turn soil using a rototiller. We had to rototill the garden before we planted the flowers. b) To make extensive and pervasive changes to a piece of code without altering its functionality …   Wiktionary

  • rototill — /roh teuh til /, v.t. 1. to break up (soil) with a rototiller. v.i. 2. to break up soil with a rototiller. [1935 40; back formation from ROTOTILLER] * * * …   Universalium

  • rototill — ro·to·till …   English syllables

  • rototill — ro•to•till [[t]ˈroʊ təˌtɪl[/t]] v. t. tilled, till•ing bot agr. to break up (soil) with a rototiller • Etymology: 1935–40; back formation from rototiller …   From formal English to slang

  • rototill — ˈrōd.ōˌtil transitive verb Etymology: back formation from Rototiller : to stir with a rotary plow or a rotary tiller * * * /roh teuh til /, v.t. 1. to break up (soil) with a rototiller. v.i. 2. to break up soil with a rototiller. [1935 40; back… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rotary-till — /roh teuh ree til /, v.t., v.i. rototill. * * * …   Universalium

  • plow — I plow, plough (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cultivate, dig, till, turn, break, furrow. See agriculture. II (Roget s IV) n. Types of plows include: moldboard, gang, steam, tractor, double, straddle, sulky, wheel, mole, skim,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rototiller — [ rəʊtə(ʊ)ˌtɪlə] noun trademark North American term for rotavator. Derivatives rototill verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • rototiller — ☆ rototiller [rōt′ə til΄ər ] n. a motorized cultivator with rotary blades, etc. rototill vt …   English World dictionary

  • rotary-till — /roh teuh ree til /, v.t., v.i. rototill …   Useful english dictionary

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