Definition of tote verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tote

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//təʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//toʊt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tote
    BrE BrE//təʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//toʊt//
     
    he / she / it totes
    BrE BrE//təʊts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//toʊts//
     
    past simple toted
    BrE BrE//ˈtəʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊtɪd//
     
    past participle toted
    BrE BrE//ˈtəʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊtɪd//
     
    -ing form toting
    BrE BrE//ˈtəʊtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1tote something (informal, especially North American English) to carry something, especially something heavy We arrived, toting our bags and suitcases.
  2. 2-toting (in adjectives) carrying the thing mentioned gun-toting soldiers
  3. Word Originverb late 17th cent.: probably of dialect origin.
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