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English definition of “tow”

tow

verb [T]  /toʊ/ us  
to pull a car, boat, aircraft, etc., using a rope or a chain attached to another vehicle: The town tows abandoned cars and then fines their owners.

tow

noun [C]  /toʊ/ us  
the act of pulling someone's vehicle using a rope or chain attached to your vehicle: My car broke down and Bob gave me a tow.
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