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synonyms for tow

  • drag
  • ferry
  • haul
  • lug
  • tug
  • draw
  • propel
  • push
  • trail
  • trawl
  • yank
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How to use tow in a sentence

They require frequent cleaning with a long wire and a bit of tow, and in some large towns there are professional pipe-cleaners.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The boat was now hoisted out and sent ahead to tow, but we could not succeed in getting the vessel's head round.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Again it was empty except for the operator, a tow-headed kid with a Racing Form tucked in a side pocket.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Without her powerful engines to tow it to windward of the wrecks the lifeboat would be much, very much, less useful than it is.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
These matches were fuses of some slow-burning fiber, like tow, which would keep a spark for a considerable time.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Also he mentioned the car that was stolen, and that was now stalled and waiting for some kind soul to come and give it a tow.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
A smaller one was in advance, filled with sailors and soldiers, in order to tow the heavier craft along.
YOUNG GLORY AND THE SPANISH CRUISERWALTER FENTON MOTT
Sammy Soapstone had blue eyes and tow hair which stood up straight on his head.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
A half-mile or more distant from them a big, ocean-going tugboat was passing down the bay, without a tow and under full steam.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
To a few small wooden pegs stuck in the top he made fast some long strings of tow, shredded out to resemble hair.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TOW

  • draw
  • hale
  • lug
  • magnetize
  • move
  • pull
  • schlepp
  • tow
  • trail
  • transport
  • truck
  • tug
  • yank
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.