in tow
phrasal 1. under guidance or protection <
taken in tow by a friendly native
>
2. accompanying or following usually as an attending or dependent party <
not easy shopping with kids in tow
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in tow — {adj. phr.} 1. Being pulled. * /The tugboat had the large ocean liner in tow as they came into the harbor./ * /An engine came with a long string of cars in tow./ 2. Being taken from place to place; along with someone. * /Janet took the new girl… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in tow — {adj. phr.} 1. Being pulled. * /The tugboat had the large ocean liner in tow as they came into the harbor./ * /An engine came with a long string of cars in tow./ 2. Being taken from place to place; along with someone. * /Janet took the new girl… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in tow — ► in tow 1) (also on tow) being towed. 2) accompanying or following someone. Main Entry: ↑tow …   English terms dictionary

  • in tow — 1. adjective a) Pulled by means of an attached line, such as a cable, chain, or rope. Do you remember the ship? . . . I mean the dismasted eighty four that was in tow of the frigate. b) Following or accompanying under the direction of another, as …   Wiktionary

  • in\ tow — adj. phr. 1. Being pulled. The tugboat had the large ocean liner in tow as they came into the harbor. An engine came with a long string of cars in tow. 2. Being taken from place to place; along with someone. Janet took the new girl in tow and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in tow — he arrived with his new girlfriend in tow: IN ATTENDANCE, by one s side, in one s charge; accompanying, following. → tow …   Useful english dictionary

  • in tow — 1) being pulled The truck had a trailer in tow when it went off the highway. 2) being taken from place to place, along with someone She spent the morning at the shopping center with her child in tow …   Idioms and examples

  • in tow — following or going along under someone s control. She usually goes shopping with her three children in tow. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of a vehicle or ship in tow (= being pulled with a rope or chain) …   New idioms dictionary

  • in tow — informal if you have someone in tow, they are following you because you are taking them somewhere Alice went marching off with her husband and kids in tow …   English dictionary

  • in tow — he arrived with his new girlfriend in tow Syn: in attendance, by one s side, alongside, in one s charge; accompanying, following, tagging along …   Thesaurus of popular words

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