tew

Tew

Tew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tewed; p. pr. & vb. n. Tewing.] [OE. tewen, tawen. [root]64. See Taw, v.]

1. To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.

2. Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Webster's Revised

Tew

Tew\, v. i. To work hard; to strive; to fuse. [Local]

Tew

Tew\, v. t. [Cf. Taw to tow, Tow, v. t.] To tow along, as a vessel. [Obs.] --Drayton.

Tew

Tew\, n. A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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