tug

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[Tug]

Pull hard

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To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.

Noun
a sudden abrupt pull

Noun
a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

Verb
struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"

Verb
pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

Verb
pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"

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Verb
move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"

Verb
carry with difficulty; "You''ll have to lug this suitcase"

Verb
tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"

Verb
strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "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"


v. t.
To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.

v. t.
To pull; to pluck.

v. i.
To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.

v. i.
To labor; to strive; to struggle.

n.
A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.

n.
A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.

n.
A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.

n.
A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.

n.
An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.


Tug

Tug , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tugging.] [OE. toggen; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to jerk, draw, Icel. toga to draw, AS. t'82on, p. p. togen, to draw, G. ziehen, OHG. ziohan, Goth. tiuhan, L. ducere to lead, draw. Cf. Duke, Team, Tie, v. t., Touch, Tow, v. t., Tuck to press in, Toy a plaything.] 1. To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.
There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
2. To pull; to pluck. [Obs.]
To ease the pain, His tugged cars suffered with a strain.

Tug

Tug, v. i. 1. To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
He tugged, he shook, till down they came.
2. To labor; to strive; to struggle.
England now is left To tug and scamble and to part by the teeth The unowed interest of proud-swelling state.

Tug

Tug, n. 1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
At the tug he falls, Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. 3. (Naut.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat. 4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness. 5. (Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed. Tug iron, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.

To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.

To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.

A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.

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Usage Examples

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.

I hope to one day co-sign a lease with another person but, well, it doesn't plague me that I have yet to do so. Put it this way: I've never had to violently tug at my own pillow at 2 A.M. to get myself to stop snoring.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.

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