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tow-away

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈtəʊ.ə.weɪ/ us    /ˈtoʊ-/
an act of a car being officially removed from a place where it has been illegally left: I couldn't find a parking meter, so I decided to park illegally and risk a tow-away. This part of town is a tow-away area/zone (= one in which cars left illegally will be removed).
Translations of “tow-away”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對違規停放的車輛的)拖走…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对违章停放的车辆的)拖走…
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