in tow

[in tow] {adj. phr.} 1. Being pulled.

The tugboat had the largeocean liner in tow as they came into the harbor.

An engine camewith a long string of cars in tow.

2. Being taken from place toplace; along with someone.

Janet took the new girl in tow andshowed her where to go.

Mrs. Hayes went to the supermarket withher four little children in tow.