(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A rope or chain for towing a boat.

2. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A cord; a string.


1. To tow along, as a vessel.

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

3. (by extension) To beat; to scourge.

4. To pull about; to maul.

5. (Britain, Scotland, obsolete, dialect) To tease; to vex.

6. To work hard; to strive.