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.