verb \ˈda\
dought \ˈdat\ or dowed \ˈdad\ dow·ing

Definition of DOW

intransitive verb
chiefly Scottish
:  to be able or capable

Origin of DOW

Middle English dow, deih have worth, am able, from Old English dēah, dēag; akin to Old High German toug is worthy, is useful — more at doughty
First Known Use: before 12th century

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noun \ˈda\

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