Meaning of ROW in English

ROW

~ 1 [ rəʊ ]

■ noun a number of people or things in a more or less straight line.

Phrases

a hard (or tough ) ~ to hoe a difficult task.

in a ~ informal in succession.

Origin

OE rāw , of Gmc origin.

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~ 2 [ rəʊ ]

■ verb

1》 propel (a boat) with oars.

↘travel by propelling a boat in this way.

2》 engage in the sport of ~ing.

↘( ~ someone down ) overtake a team in a ~ing race.

■ noun a spell of ~ing.

Derivatives

~er noun

~ing noun

Origin

OE rōwan , of Gmc origin; related to rudder .

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~ 3 [ raʊ ]

chiefly Brit.

■ noun

1》 an acrimonious quarrel.

2》 a loud noise or uproar.

3》 informal a severe reprimand.

■ verb

1》 have a quarrel.

2》 informal rebuke severely.

Origin

C18: of unknown origin.

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