in tow

in tow  {adj. phr.}
1. Being pulled.
The tugboat had the large ocean liner in tow as they came into the harbor.
An engine came with a long string of cars in tow.
2. Being taken from place to place; along with someone.
Janet took the new girl in tow and showed her where to go.
Mrs. Hayes went to the supermarket with her four little children in tow.
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