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tug - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tug

Definition
(noun) a sudden abrupt pull
Synonyms : jerk

Definition
(noun) a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
Synonyms : towboat , tower , tugboat

Definition
(verb) pull hard
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner tugged at the chains
  • This movie tugs at the heart strings

Definition
(verb) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
Synonyms : drive , labor , labour , push
Example Sentence
  • She tugged for years to make a decent living
  • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
  • She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Definition
(verb) tow (a vessel) with a tug
Example Sentence
  • The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor

Definition
(verb) carry with difficulty
Synonyms : lug , tote
Example Sentence
  • You'll have to lug this suitcase

Definition
(verb) move by pulling hard
Example Sentence
  • The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud

Definition
(verb) pull or strain hard at
Example Sentence
  • Each oar was tugged by several men

Definition
(verb) struggle in opposition
Example Sentence
  • She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tug

first tug her hand, then hug her & finally ...
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by roozbeh33

similar to tuck
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by Jason Chun

think of taang (leg) in hindi. He suddenly pulled his taang (leg)
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by talkychamp

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