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English definition of “tow-away”

tow-away

noun [C usually singular]     /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).Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsPulling
(Definition of tow-away noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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