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mow down

1. To trim something, usually grass or other such growth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Our yard is looking so unkempt because I haven't had time to mow down the grass in weeks. You need to mow down those sideburns, bud!
2. To knock someone or something down with great force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their biggest defenseman mowed down our star center. The neighbor kid drives so fast down the street that I'm worried he's going to mow the kids down.
3. To harm or incapacitate a large group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." A weapon like that could mow down thousands of enemy soldiers.
4. To overpower someone or something or render them ineffective. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their potent offense totally mowed down our defense.
See also: down, mow

mow the/(one's) lawn

1. Literally, to cut the grass in one's lawn or yard using a mower. I need to go mow the lawn before it starts to rain.
2. slang To comb one's hair. Go mow your lawn before church.
3. slang To smoke marijuana. Just tell your parents you're going to mow the lawn with us—they won't know what you mean.
See also: lawn, mow

mow, blow, and go

Of or relating to a quick, cheap, rudimentary lawn care service in which one cuts the grass, blows the clippings away with a leaf-blower, and then departs. Typically put in quotation marks or hyphenated and used as a modifier before a noun. We are not some mow, blow, and go company—we pride ourselves on detail-oriented, high-quality lawn services. I worked on a mow-blow-and-go crew for the summer. The money wasn't great, but it was all in cash so I didn't have to pay any taxes on it. By the time I took over the company, it had been tarnished with a "mow, blow, and go" reputation thanks to the crummy practices of the previous owner.
See also: and, go

mow someone or something down

to cut, knock, or shoot someone or something down. The speeding car almost mowed us down. The car mowed down the pedestrian.
See also: down, mow

mow down

1. Destroy in great numbers, especially in battle, as in The machine gun mowed them down as they advanced. [Late 1500s]
2. Overwhelm, as in He mowed down the opposition with his arguments. This usage, like the first, alludes to mowing, the cutting of grass with a scythe or other implement.
See also: down, mow

mow down

v.
1. To trim back or cut down something that grows from the ground: Unfortunately, you didn't just cut the grass—you mowed down all the potato plants. We mowed the brush down with scythes.
2. To destroy or incapacitate someone or something as if by cutting or driving into the ground: The machine gunners mowed down hundreds of enemy troops within the first ten minutes of fighting. I tried to tackle the runner, but he just mowed me down. The gang drove by with machine guns and mowed the informant down in front of his house.
3. To overwhelm someone or something: The experienced debater mowed down the opposition with persuasive arguments.
See also: down, mow

mow, blow, and go

n. the lawn service that quickly mows the grass, blows the pavements clean, and leaves. Now you see them and now you don’t. It’s mow, blow, and go time.
See also: and, go

mow the lawn

and mow one’s lawn
tv. to comb one’s hair. I’ll be with you as soon as I mow the lawn. Don’t you think you better mow your lawn?
See also: lawn, mow

mow one’s lawn

verb
See also: lawn, mow
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Szepligeti M, Korosi A, Szentirmai I, Hazi J, Bartha D, Bartha S (2016) Evaluating alternative mowing regimes for conservation management of Central European mesic hay meadows: A field experiment.
Each trial consisted of 45 plots with three speeds (3, 6, and 9 km/h), three mowing heights (10, 15, and 20 cm), and five replications in a completely randomized design.
* Distinguish between safe and unsafe mowing practices
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Although general buffalograss management recommendations pertaining to fertilization and mowing are available, research on turf-type buffalograss management is limited.
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Weed pressure is easily controlled in a cover crop by mowing. The pest and disease cycle is broken by the constant crop rotation, while all these efforts return plant matter back to the soil for decomposition.
* Removing low-hanging tree branches that can poke or scratch, or even knock you off balance while mowing. In addition to giving you a clear view, pruning allows sunlight to reach the grass growing near trees.
is mowing, and poor mowing techniques can ruin a lawn.
A lab experiment alone can't resolve whether mowing lawns gives off enough VOCs to increase air pollution noticeably, says de Gouw.
When you consider the potential for pollution from power lawn mowers, it makes sense that mowing can be bad for air quality.
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Venice, FL, May 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Under the terms of this special promotion, any first-time customer of Mark Douglas Lawncare will save 20% on new lawn mowing contracts for the spring.