take in tow

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Definition of take in tow

of a boat or ship
: to pull (another boat or ship) that is attached by a rope or cable often used figuratively to mean under another's guidanceThe tourists were taken in tow by a friendly guide.

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“Take in tow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20in%20tow. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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