tew (plural tews)
- (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A rope or chain for towing a boat.
- (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A cord; a string.
- To tow along, as a vessel.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)
- To prepare (leather, hemp, etc.) by beating or working; to taw.
- (by extension) To beat; to scourge.
- To pull about; to maul.
- (Britain, Scotland, obsolete, dialect) To tease; to vex.
- To work hard; to strive.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tew in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.