tew

verb
\ ˈt(y)ü \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of tew

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 obsolete : to work (leather) by beating or kneading
2 obsolete : to prepare for some purpose
3 obsolete : beat, belabor

intransitive verb

1 chiefly dialectal : to work hard
2 dialectal : fuss, worry

tew

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of tew (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly dialectal
: a state of worried agitation or excitement : stew my wife was always in a tew about the danger— W. D. Howells
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of tew (Entry 3 of 3)

obsolete
: pull, haul

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History and Etymology for tew

Verb

Middle English tewen, alteration of tawen

Transitive verb

probably alteration of tow entry 1

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“Tew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tew. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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