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  Dictionary Definition of hoe

hoe
noun, verb, hoed, hoeing.

-- noun
1. a long-handled implement with a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
-- verb (t)
2. to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
-- verb (i)
3. to use a hoe.
-- phrase
4. hoe in, Colloquial a. to commence to eat heartily. b. to begin something energetically.
5. hoe into, Colloquial a. to begin to eat (food) heartily. b. to attack (a person) vigorously, usually verbally. c. to undertake (a job) with vigour.
[ME howe, from OF houe, from Gmc; cf. G Haue ]
-- hoer, noun