tow Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "tow" - English Dictionary

See all translations

towverb [T]

uk   /təʊ/  us   /toʊ/
to pull a car, boat, etc. along, using a rope or a chain tied to another vehicle or boat: You shouldn't drive fast when your car is towing a caravan. The road was closed while the vehicles that had been involved in the accident were towed away/off. The damaged boat was towed to safety.
Phrasal verbs

townoun

uk   /təʊ/  us   /toʊ/
give sb/sth a tow to pull someone's vehicle using a rope or chain tied to your vehicle: When my car broke down, a police car gave me a tow to the nearest garage.on tow UK (US in tow, Australian English also under tow) being pulled along: The car in front of us is on tow - that's why we're going so slowly.
Idioms
Translations of “tow”
in Arabic يَجُرّ…
in Korean (차나 배를) 끌다, 견인하다…
in Malaysian menunda…
in French remorquer…
in Turkish (araba, tekne vb.) çekmek…
in Italian rimorchiare, trainare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拖,拉,牽引(車、船等)…
in Russian буксировать…
in Polish holować…
in Vietnamese kéo đi…
in Spanish remolcar…
in Portuguese rebocar…
in Thai พ่วง…
in German (ab-)schleppen…
in Catalan remolcar…
in Japanese (車や船など)をけん引する…
in Indonesian menarik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拖,拉,牵引(车、船等)…
(Definition of tow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tow?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More