tow away

tow away
ˌtow a ˈway [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they tow away he/she/it tows away present participle towing away past tense towed away past participle towed away] phrasal verb
to take a vehicle away from a place by towing it, especially because it is parked illegally
Thesaurus: car parking and parking controlhyponym
Main entry: tow

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  • tow away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tow away : present tense I/you/we/they tow away he/she/it tows away present participle towing away past tense towed away past participle towed away to take a vehicle away from a place by towing it, especially… …   English dictionary

  • tow away — phr verb Tow away is used with these nouns as the object: ↑car, ↑vehicle …   Collocations dictionary

  • tow-away zone — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: from the phrase tow away : a no parking zone from which parked vehicles may be towed away …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow away — transport to another place on a tow truck; drag to another location …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tow·away zone — /ˈtowəˌweı / noun, pl ⋯ zones [count] US : an area where parking is not allowed and where a parked car will be towed …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow away zone — An area where unauthorized parking is not permitted. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed away …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tow away — To remove unauthorized (e.g., illegally parked) vehicles, thus incurring a hefty fine for the owners …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tow truck — noun a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no parking zones) • Syn: ↑tow car, ↑wrecker • Derivationally related forms: ↑wreck (for: ↑wrecker) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow — [[t]to͟ʊ[/t]] tows, towing, towed 1) VERB If one vehicle tows another, it pulls it along behind it. [V n] He had been using the vehicle to tow his work trailer.... [V n with adv] They threatened to tow away my car... [V n prep] The British navy… …   English dictionary

  • tow — I UK [təʊ] / US [toʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms tow : present tense I/you/we/they tow he/she/it tows present participle towing past tense towed past participle towed * to pull a vehicle or boat by fixing it to the back of another vehicle or… …   English dictionary

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