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1tow/ˈtoʊ/verb
towstowedtowing
1tow
/ˈtoʊ/
verb
towstowedtowing
Learner's definition of TOW  
[+ object]
: to pull (a vehicle) behind another vehicle with a rope or chain
2tow/ˈtoʊ/noun
pluraltows
2tow
/ˈtoʊ/
noun
pluraltows
Learner's definition of TOW  
[count]
: the act of pulling a vehicle behind another vehicle with a rope or chain — usually singular

in tow

orunder tow or Britishon tow
◊ If a ship or boat is taken in tow, it is tied to and pulled by another boat or ship. This phrase is often used figuratively.
— used to describe a situation in which one vehicle, boat, etc., is being pulled by another
informal  — used to describe a situation in which someone is going somewhere with another person or group
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