tow away

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tow someone or something away*

to pull something, such as a car or a boat, away with another car, boat, etc. (The someone refers to the property of someone, not the person.) If I don't get back to my car, they will tow me away. The truck towed away my car. A big truck came and towed the illegally parked car away.
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He had investigated the matter after a request by the Chief of Police and found that it was illegal wheel-clamp or tow away cars that were illegally parked because only the police had the right to do this.
The City's Chevrolet team van died in a tow away zone and disappeared into San Francisco's vehicle impound matrix.
But new legislation, the Police Reform Act 2002, now gives police the power to tow away the cars of drivers who use their vehicles in a manner that causes alarm, distress or annoyance.
A LAWYER is mounting a legal challenge against Scottish local authorities over their powers to tow away illegally parked cars.
COUNCIL street inspectors have the power to tow away abandoned cars left on the street or on council land.
MANILA -- China was warned Thursday against trying to tow away the BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal, as this could be considered an attack against the Philippines and prompt the United States to defend the country in keeping with their Mutual Defense Treaty.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality signedAacontracts with two companies last Monday to tow away dirty carsAaandAacars left by their owners in the city'sAaparking lots as part of its efforts to maintain the aesthetic face of the capital.
However, with the situation worsening, the police would simply tow away the car and only inform the owner later, said the official.
Father-of-five Joe Johnson, 69, who has lived in Uppingham Road for more than 30 years, called police to tow away cars twice in the past week after finding his driveway blocked.
Anyone towed away for illegal parking faces a cost of nearly pounds 150 for having their vehicle released - pounds 105 for the tow away, pounds 12 per day storage and a fixed penalty ticket of pounds 30.
Although intended to tighten up on ``cowboy clampers'', the proposed legislation does not address the problem of unscrupulous operators who tow away cars, then demand massive release fees.
At present, it can take council officials up to a week to tow away cars abandoned on the road.
From Friday, the trucks will tow away any cars committing an obstruction at a cost of pounds 150 to the individual.