Definitions for tug

Definitions for (noun) tug

Main entry: tug, jerk

Definition: a sudden abrupt pull

Main entry: tug, tugboat, towboat, tower

Definition: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

Definitions for (verb) tug

Main entry: tug

Definition: struggle in opposition

Usage: She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts

Main entry: tug

Definition: pull hard

Usage: The prisoner tugged at the chains; This movie tugs at the heart strings

Main entry: tug

Definition: pull or strain hard at

Usage: Each oar was tugged by several men

Main entry: tug

Definition: move by pulling hard

Usage: The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud

Main entry: tote, tug, lug

Definition: carry with difficulty

Usage: You'll have to lug this suitcase

Main entry: tug

Definition: tow (a vessel) with a tug

Usage: The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor

Main entry: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: 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

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