plant1 W1S2 [pla:nt US plænt] n
1¦(living thing)¦
4¦(something hidden)¦
[: Old English; Origin: plante, from Latin planta 'new growth on a plant, part cut off a plant to be grown again']
a living thing that has leaves and roots and grows in earth, especially one that is smaller than a tree
Don't forget to water the plants.
a potato plant
the forest's plant life (=plants)
2.) ¦(FACTORY)¦
a factory or building where an industrial process happens
a huge chemical plant
3.) ¦(MACHINERY)¦[U]
BrE heavy machinery that is used in industrial processes
a plant hire business
4.) ¦(SOMETHING HIDDEN)¦ [C usually singular]
something illegal or stolen that is hidden in someone's clothes or possessions to make them seem guilty of a crime
5.) ¦(PERSON)¦
someone who is put somewhere or sent somewhere secretly to find out information
plant 2
plant2 v [T]
2¦(put something somewhere)¦
3¦(hide illegal goods)¦
6 plant an idea/doubt/suspicion (in somebody's mind)
Phrasal verbs
 plant something<=>out
[: Old English; Origin: plantian, from Latin plantare, from planta; PLANT1]
to put plants or seeds in the ground to grow
Residents have helped us plant trees.
We've planted tomatoes and carrots in the garden.
plant a field/garden/area etc (with sth)
a hillside planted with fir trees
2.) ¦(PUT SOMETHING SOMEWHERE)¦ [always + adverb/preposition] informal
to put something firmly in or on something else
plant sth in/on etc sth
He came up to her and planted a kiss on her cheek.
She planted her feet firmly to the spot and refused to move.
3.) ¦(HIDE ILLEGAL GOODS)¦ informal
to hide stolen or illegal goods in someone's clothes, bags, room etc in order to make them seem guilty of a crime
plant sth on sb
She claims that the police planted the drugs on her.
4.) ¦(BOMB)¦
plant a bomb
to put a bomb somewhere
Two men are accused of planting a bomb on the plane.
5.) ¦(PERSON)¦
to put or send someone somewhere, especially secretly, so that they can find out information
The police had planted undercover detectives at every entrance.
6.) plant an idea/doubt/suspicion (in sb's mind)
to make someone begin to have an idea, especially so that they do not realize that you gave them the idea
Someone must have planted the idea of suicide in his mind.
plant out [plant sth<=>out] phr v
to put a young plant into the soil outdoors, so that it has enough room to grow
The seedlings should be planted out in May.

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