verb (used with object)
- tovell tube,
- tovey, sir donald francis,
- tow bar,
- tow car,
- tow truck,
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for tow
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.
It has no power, but perhaps you could tow it behind your launch.Roy Blakeley|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Roller stanched, with frozen snow and some tow, the only dangerous wound he had, and managed to reach his home.History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley|U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
The low purr of a motor behind him announced the arrival of a tractor to tow the ship off the runway.Pushbutton War|Joseph P. Martino
It was, therefore, much better to tow it to the beach at Granite House.Abandoned|Jules Verne
He is honest and sympathetic, otherwise I would never have succeeded in fooling and getting him in tow, but now I've got him.Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist|Harlan Page Halsey
Word Origin for tow
Word Origin for tow
"pull with a rope," Old English togian "to drag, pull," from Proto-Germanic *tugojanan (cf. Old English teon "to draw," Old Frisian togia "to pull about," Old Norse toga, Old High German zogon, German ziehen "to draw, pull, drag"), from PIE root *deuk- "to pull, draw" (cf. Latin ducere "to lead;" see duke (n.)). Related: Towed; towing. The noun meaning "act or fact of being towed" is recorded from 1620s. Towaway, in reference to parking zones, is recorded from 1956.
"coarse, broken fibers of flax, hemp, etc.," late 14c., probably from Old English tow- "spinning" (in towlic "fit for spinning"), perhaps cognate with Gothic taujan "to do, make," Middle Dutch touwen "to knit, weave."
see in tow.