tows (third person present) · towed (past tense) · towed (past participle) · towing (present participle)
  1. (of a motor vehicle or boat) pull (another vehicle or boat) along with a rope, chain, or tow bar.
    "a pickup van towing a trailer" ·
    "a man called to tow the car away" · "the authorities refused to allow the tanker to be towed into their ports"
    pull · draw · drag · haul · tug · trail · lug · heave · trawl · hoist ·
    • (of a person) pull along behind one.
      "she saw Florian towing Nicky along by the hand"
  1. an act of towing a vehicle or boat.
    "the cruiser got a tow from a warship after its engine failed"
    tug · towing · haul · pull · drawing · drag · trailing · trawl
    • a rope or line used to tow a vehicle or boat.
Old English togian ‘draw, drag’, of Germanic origin; related to tug. The noun dates from the early 17th century.
  1. the coarse and broken part of flax or hemp prepared for spinning.
    • a bundle of untwisted natural or man-made fibres.
Old English (recorded in towcræft ‘spinning’), of Germanic origin.
TOWs (plural noun)
  1. tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (missile).
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the authorities refused to allow the tanker to be towed into their ports.
the cruiser got a tow from a warship after its engine failed.
she saw Florian towing Nicky along by the hand.
a man called to tow the car away.
a pickup van towing a trailer.
How to say tow in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans onder
Arabic (NOUN)جر, السحب, الجر, مشاقة, القطر
Bangla ওই
Bosnian (Latin) vuču
Bulgarian (NOUN)тегли, теглене, дреб
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (NOUN)remolc
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (ADJECTIVE)vuču
Czech (NOUN)koudel, závěsu, vlek
(VERB)tažení, odtáhnout, táhnout
Danish (NOUN)blår, slæb, Blaar
(VERB)slæbe, trække
Dutch (NOUN)sleeptouw
Estonian (NOUN)takud
(VERB)vedamiseks, vedada
Filipino paghatak
Finnish (NOUN)perässään, rohtimet, hinata, vedon, vetämään, vetää, veto
French (NOUN)remorquage, treuillé, étoupe, traction
(VERB)remorquer, tracter
German (NOUN)Schlepptau, Werg, Anhängerkupplung, Abschleppwagen
Greek (NOUN)ρυμούλκηση, έλκει, Στουπιά
(VERB)ρυμουλκήσει, έλκουν, σύρει
Haitian Creole ranmase
Hebrew (NOUN)הגרירה
Hindi (NOUN)टो
Hmong Daw cab
Hungarian (NOUN)vontatására, kóc, fonókábel
Indonesian (NOUN)belakangnya, derek
Italian (NOUN)traino, rimorchio, stoppa, mazzetta, sferica
(VERB)trainare, rimorchiare
(ADJECTIVE)carro attrezzi
Japanese (NOUN)けん引, 牽引, トウ, 曳航, 従えて, 従え, レッカー, トー
Korean (NOUN)견인, 토우, 끌려, 두배로
Latvian (NOUN)pakulas, grīsti, tauvā
Lithuanian (NOUN)pakulos, vilkimo
(VERB)vilkti, traukti
Malagasy kamio
Maltese (VERB)jirmonkaw
Norwegian Bokmål slep
Persian (NOUN)دو
Polish (NOUN)holowania, pakuły, hol
Portuguese (VERB)rebocar, guinchar, atrelar
(NOUN)reboque, tiracolo, estopas, guincho
Querétaro Otomi remolque
Romanian (NOUN)remorcare, câlţi, tractarea
Russian (NOUN)буксире, кудель, пакли, жгут, колесиках, датчиком
(VERB)буксировки, отбуксировать
Samoan toso
Serbian (Cyrillic) Тоу
Serbian (Latin) Tou
Slovak (NOUN)závese, kúdeľ, vleku
(VERB)ťahanie, ťahať
Slovenian (NOUN)vleko, predivo, vlečna
Spanish (NOUN)remolque, estopa, cuestas, grúa
(VERB)remolcar, arrastrar
Swedish (NOUN)släptåg, Blånor, fiberkabel
Tamil கயிறு
Telugu చేస్తున్నాం
Thai แพคเกจ
Tongan Otu
Turkish (NOUN)yedekte
Ukrainian (VERB)буксирування
Urdu گھسیٹنا
Vietnamese (NOUN)kéo
Welsh halio
Yucatec Maya remolque
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