plant1 [ plænt ] noun ***
1. ) count a living thing that grows in soil, has leaves and roots, and needs water and light from the sun to live:
a garden/pot/house plant
a strawberry plant
2. ) count a factory that produces power, or processes chemicals, etc.:
a nuclear/chemical plant
a power/processing plant
a ) a factory that makes cars, machines, equipment, etc.:
a car assembly plant (=where cars are put together from parts)
3. ) uncount large machines and equipment used in industry
4. ) count usually singular something stolen or illegal that is put on someone without their knowledge or hidden in other possessions so that they appear guilty when it is found
a ) count a person who is put into a group or organization to find out information secretly
plant 2 [ plænt ] verb transitive **
▸ 1 put seeds etc. in ground
▸ 2 put firmly in position
▸ 3 put something on someone secretly
▸ 4 put someone in group
▸ 5 hide bomb for explosion
▸ 6 give someone an idea
1. ) to put trees, plants, or seeds in soil or the ground so that they will grow there:
I planted a small apple tree in the garden.
a ) to use an area of land for growing trees, plants, crops, etc.:
plant something with something: We drove past fields planted with a variety of crops.
2. ) to firmly put someone or something or yourself in a particular place or position:
plant something in/on etc. something: Toby's aunt planted a big, wet kiss on his cheek.
Henry planted himself in the seat next to me.
3. ) to put something illegal or stolen on someone secretly, or hide it in their possessions, so that they appear guilty when it is found:
Three officers were accused of planting evidence in the suspect's room.
plant something on someone: Someone must have planted the gun on him.
4. ) to put someone in a group or organization so that they can find out information secretly:
The police had planted an officer in the club to catch the drug dealers.
5. ) if someone plants a bomb, they hide it where they want it to explode
6. ) if you plant an idea in someone's mind, you introduce it so that they begin to think about it:
plant doubt/suspicion: Both candidates will make promises and plant ideas, trying to earn trust.

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