tew

Tew \Tew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tewing}.] [OE. tewen, tawen. [root]64. See {Taw}, v.] 1. To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]