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 guidance
The tourists were taken in tow by a friendly guide.

Dictionary Entries Near take in tow

Cite this Entry

“Take in tow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20in%20tow. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!