The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tew \Tew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tewed; p. pr. & vb. n. Tewing.] [OE. tewen, tawen. [root]64. See Taw, v.]
To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.
Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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.]
Tew \Tew\, n. A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string.
n. 1 (context obsolete UK dialect English) A rope or chain for towing a boat. 2 (context obsolete UK dialect English) A cord; a string. vb. 1 To tow along, as a vessel. 2 To prepare (leather, hemp, etc.) by beating or working; to taw. 3 (context by extension English) To beat; to scourge. 4 To pull about; to maul. 5 (context UK Scotland obsolete dialect English) To tease; to vex. 6 To work hard; to strive.
Tew or TEW may refer to:
Usage examples of "tew".
Wi mi scanty, hard won meal, One thowt still shall mak me glad, Thankful that alone aw feel What it is to tew an' strive Just to keep a soul alive.
Some other bloke would have just put DIRTY TEW but your dear brotner naa usea mat term on inc aiorc.
I have lots of truble with through that you say threw and enough and tough that you dont say new and tew.
I and my cousin Telyn hand fed him when he was a hatchling, and old Tew, the keeper, trained him.
On the way home after service, Adela had a brief murmured conversation with Letty Tew.
I have lots of truble with through that you say threw and enough and tough that you dont say enew and tew.
I wish one o' 'em durn'd deetecters would come around, jest tew see heow she'd pull the wool over 'im.