tow ( tows 3rd person present) ( towing present participle) ( towed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If one vehicle tows another, it pulls it along behind it.
He had been using the vehicle to tow his work trailer... V n
They threatened to tow away my car... V n with adv
The British navy boarded the vessel and towed it to New York. V n prep
2 phrase If you have someone in tow, they are following you closely because you are looking after them or you are leading them somewhere. INFORMAL with n PHR, PHR after v There she was on my doorstep with child in tow...
tow truck ( tow trucks plural ) A tow truck is a motor vehicle which is used to pull broken or damaged vehicles. n-count
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vb drag, draw, haul, lug, pull, trail, trawl, tug
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