- 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[transitive] row somebody (+ adv./prep.) to take someone somewhere in a boat with oars The fisherman rowed us back to the shore.
NAmE//roʊ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they row
he / she / it rows
past simple rowed
-ing form rowing