☆ tote1 [tōt ]
toted, toting [prob. of Afr orig., as in Kongo tota, to pick up] Informal
1. to carry or haul, esp. in the arms or on the back
2. to be armed with (a gun, etc.)
1. Informal
a) the act of toting
b) something toted; load; haul
2. short for TOTE BAG
a) a small piece of baggage, usually of cloth, with handles and a shoulder strap
tote2 [tōt]
toted, toting
short for TOTAL: usually with up
tote3 [tōt]

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