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

in tow

or under tow or British on tow used to describe a situation in which one vehicle, boat, etc., is being pulled by another
◊ 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.
informal used to describe a situation in which someone is going somewhere with another person or group
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