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tow1

tow1

 
 
pronunciation:
to
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
phrases:
in tow, under tow
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: towed, towing, tows
definition: to pull along at the end of a rope, chain, or the like; haul.
The truck towed the car to the garage.The Coast Guard ship was towing the damaged vessel.The guy was nice enough to tow our car to a gas station.
 
synonyms:
haul
similar words:
drag, pull, trail, tug
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of towing, or the condition of being towed.
The car finally started, so we didn't need the tow after all.
similar words:
haul, pull, tug
definition 2: that which tows or is towed.
similar words:
tow truck, tower
definition 3: the means of towing, as a rope or chain.
similar words:
chain, hawser, line, rope, tow truck, tug
phrase: in tow
phrase: under tow
Homophone Note
The words tow1 and toe (a part of the foot) sound alike but have different meanings.
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