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Definition of row verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they row
    he / she / it rows
    past simple rowed
    -ing form rowing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move a boat through water using oars (= long wooden poles with flat ends) We rowed around the island. row something Grace rowed the boat out to sea again.
  2. 2[transitive] row somebody (+ adv./prep.) to take someone somewhere in a boat with oars The fisherman rowed us back to the shore.