tow out

tow out

1. To bring some vehicle out to something or some place by pulling it with another vehicle. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tow" and "out." They use huge trucks to tow out the rockets to the launch site. You'll need have the boat towed out to deeper waters, or you might scrape the hull when you start the engine.
2. To bring some vehicle out of something or some place by pulling it with another vehicle. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tow" and "out." We got stuck in a ditch and had to call someone to come tow out the van. Make sure you don't go into the shallow waters. If your motor gets tangled in the reeds, the coastguard will have to come tow you out!
See also: out, tow

tow someone or something out (to something)

to pull something, such as a boat, or someone in or on something out in the water, to something. (The someone refers to the property of someone, not the person.) Frank, who was on his surfboard, asked Tony to tow him out to the little island. We towed the raft out where the water is deep.
See also: out, tow

tow someone or something out

(of some place) to pull something, such as a car, out of something, such as a ditch. (The someone refers to the property of someone, not the person.) The farmer used his tractor to tow Andrew out of the ditch. He towed the car out of the ditch.
See also: out, tow