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. 2014.

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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 — transitive verb Date: 1930 to reinvest (profits) in a business • plowback noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — [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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