plough back

plough back
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "plough back":
present tense I/you/we/they plough back he/she/it ploughs back present participle ploughing back past tense ploughed back past participle ploughed back
to put any profits made by a business back into it in order to make it more successful

All the money we raise is ploughed back into our work.

English dictionary. 2014.

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