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lug

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verb \ˈləg\

Simple Definition of lug

  • : to pull or carry (something) with great effort

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lug

lugged

lugging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  drag, pull

  3. 2 :  to carry laboriously <lugged the bags to the car>

  4. 3 :  to introduce in a forced manner <lugs my name into the argument>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to pull with effort :  tug

  7. 2 :  to move heavily or by jerks <the car lugs on hills>

  8. 3 of a racehorse :  to swerve from the course toward or away from the inside rail

Examples of lug in a sentence

  1. She had to lug her suitcases out to the car by herself.

  2. I was lugging a heavy camera around all day.



Origin and Etymology of lug

Middle English luggen to pull by the hair or ear, drag, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian lugga to pull by the hair


First Known Use: 14th century


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lug

noun

Definition of lug

  1. 1 archaic a :  an act of lugging b :  something that is lugged c :  a shipping container for produce

  2. 2 :  lugsail

  3. 3 plural :  superior airs or affectations <put on lugs>

  4. 4 slang :  an exaction of money —used in the phrase put the lug on



1616

First Known Use of lug

1616


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lug

noun

Definition of lug

  1. 1 :  something (as a handle) that projects like an ear: as a :  a leather loop on a harness saddle through which the shaft passes b :  a metal fitting to which electrical wires are soldered or connected

  2. 2 chiefly British :  ear

  3. 3 :  a ridge (as on the bottom of a shoe) to increase traction

  4. 4 :  a nut used to secure a wheel on an automotive vehicle —called also lug nut

  5. 5 a :  a big clumsy fellow b :  an ordinary commonplace person



Origin and Etymology of lug

Middle English (Scots) lugge, perhaps from Middle English luggen


First Known Use: 15th century

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LUG Defined for Kids

lug

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verb \ˈləg\

Definition of lug for Students

lugged

lugging

  1. :  to pull or carry with great effort <I lugged my bag to the bus.>





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