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Tew vs. Tow

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  • Tew (noun)

    A rope or chain for towing a boat.

  • Tew (noun)

    A cord; a string.

  • Tew (noun)

    Trouble; worry.

  • Tew (verb)

    To tow along, as a vessel.

  • Tew (verb)

    To prepare (leather, hemp, etc.) by beating or working; to taw.

  • Tew (verb)

    To beat; to scourge.

  • Tew (verb)

    To pull about; to maul.

  • Tew (verb)

    To tease; to vex.

  • Tew (verb)

    To work hard; to strive.

  • Tow (verb)

    To pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.

  • Tow (verb)

    To aid someone behind by shielding them from wind resistance.

  • Tow (noun)

    The act of towing and the condition of being towed.

    "It isn't the car's battery; I think I need a tow."

  • Tow (noun)

    Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.

  • Tow (noun)

    Something, such as a barge, that is towed.

  • Tow (noun)

    A rope or cable used in towing.

  • Tow (noun)

    A speed increase given by driving in front of another car on a straight, which causes a slipstream for the car behind.

  • Tow (noun)

    An cellulose acetate, flax, hemp or jute.

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  • Tew

    To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.

  • Tew

    Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex.

  • Tew

    To tow along, as a vessel.

  • Tew (verb)

    To work hard; to strive; to fuse.

  • Tew (noun)

    A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string.

  • Tow (noun)

    The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.

  • Tow (noun)

    A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.

  • Tow (noun)

    The act of towing, or the state of being towed; - chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.

  • Tow (noun)

    That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.

  • Tow

    To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.

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