tew

1 of 3

verb

ˈt(y)ü
-ed/-ing/-s

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

2 of 3

noun

"
plural -s
chiefly dialectal
: a state of worried agitation or excitement : stew
my wife was always in a tew about the dangerW. D. Howells

tew

3 of 3

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
: pull, haul

Word History

Etymology

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 27 Feb. 2024.

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