Definition of in tow in English:

in tow

1 (also on tow) Being towed by another vehicle or boat: his boat was taken in tow by a trawler the shallop remained on tow when the ships left for the mainland
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  • One day the poor boatmen had to paddle not just our unwieldy vessel upstream, but Richard and the girls on tow in a little rowing boat.
  • When the winds are strong it is easier to go high on tow, in fact you can kite while on tow, but you are very quickly out of the field as you chase thermals.
  • Two pilots smack in right off the dollies and one throws his chute just behind the tow paddock after locking out on tow and tumbling.
2Accompanying or following someone: trying to shop with three children in tow is no joke
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  • Scott didn't seem to notice and she followed in tow behind him as they made their way to a group near a far wall.
  • I followed him in tow until we came to a bench behind the school along the cross country trail.
  • And worse still, she will accompany me with my two young children in tow.
Synonyms
accompanying, following, in attendance, in convoy, by one's side, in one's charge, under one's protection
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