verb (used with object)
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Idioms for tow
- in the state of being towed.
- under one's guidance; in one's charge.
- as a follower, admirer, or companion: a professor who always had a graduate student in tow.
Origin of tow1
OTHER WORDS FROM towtow·a·ble, adjectivetow·a·bil·i·ty, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH towtoe, tow
Words nearby tow
Definition for tow (2 of 4)
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How to use tow in a sentence
Her car was ordered towed by clinic police, costing more than $200, she said.The Startling Reach and Disparate Impact of Cleveland Clinic’s Private Police Force|by David Armstrong|September 28, 2020|ProPublica
Ring Car Alarm plugs into your car and monitors activities like break-ins or tows and then sends an alert to the app.Amazon’s Fall 2020 products announcements include a security camera drone that flies around your house|Stan Horaczek|September 24, 2020|Popular Science
It has eight reinforced foam handles, a zippered valve cover, and a reinforced tow point for a safe and secure ride.
It was the longest the two of them had ever spent together, certainly the longest without their husbands in tow.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
So far, Spot’s been mostly trialed in surveying and data collection, but as this video suggests, string enough Spots together, and they could tow your car.The Robot Revolution Was Televised: Our All-Time Favorite Boston Dynamics Robot Videos|Jason Dorrier|July 19, 2020|Singularity Hub
Trump even gave Jackson a personal tour of the venue, with television cameras in tow.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The driver then got on the highway and started going "well above the speed limit," with the taxi inspector still in tow.
The rebels used, among other weapons, TOW missiles recently supplied by the U.S. to Harakat Hazm.The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA|Jamie Dettmer|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police vehicles take off from the parking lot with Booker and Fulop in tow.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Send Obama to the American Medical Association and the National Medical Association with Murthy in tow to make the case.
They require frequent cleaning with a long wire and a bit of tow, and in some large towns there are professional pipe-cleaners.
The boat was now hoisted out and sent ahead to tow, but we could not succeed in getting the vessel's head round.
Again it was empty except for the operator, a tow-headed kid with a Racing Form tucked in a side pocket.
Without her powerful engines to tow it to windward of the wrecks the lifeboat would be much, very much, less useful than it is.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
These matches were fuses of some slow-burning fiber, like tow, which would keep a spark for a considerable time.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tow (1 of 2)
Derived forms of towtowable, adjective
Word Origin for tow
British Dictionary definitions for tow (2 of 2)
Derived forms of towtowy, adjective
Word Origin for tow
Idioms and Phrases with tow
see in tow.