Tew (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tewed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tewing.] [OE. tewen, tawen. 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.]

 

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Tew, v. i.

To work hard; to strive; to fuse.

[Local]

 

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Tew, v. t. [Cf. Taw to tow, Tow, v. t.]

To tow along, as a vessel.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

 

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Tew, n.

A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

 

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