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in tow

Definition of in tow

  1. 1 —used to describe a situation in which one vehicle, boat, etc., is being pulled by another <a car with a boat in tow>

  2. 2 informal —used to describe a situation in which someone is going somewhere with another person or group <a woman with seven children in tow>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to draw or pull along behind :  haul

    :  to move in tow

  1. :  a rope or chain for towing

    :  the act or an instance of towing

    :  the fact or state of being towed

  1. :  short or broken fiber (as of flax, hemp, or synthetic material) that is used especially for yarn, twine, or stuffing

    :  yarn or cloth made of tow

    :  a loose essentially untwisted strand of synthetic fibers

  1. :  rope


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