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English definition of “tow”

tow

noun     /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 .Pulling 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 . The damaged boat drifted for days before it was finally taken in tow.Pulling
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