lug


1lug

verb \ˈləg\

: to pull or carry (something) with great effort

luggedlug·ging

Full Definition of LUG

transitive verb
1
:  drag, pull
2
:  to carry laboriously <lugged the bags to the car>
3
:  to introduce in a forced manner <lugs my name into the argument>
intransitive verb
1
:  to pull with effort :  tug
2
:  to move heavily or by jerks <the car lugs on hills>
3
of a racehorse :  to swerve from the course toward or away from the inside rail

Examples of LUG

  1. She had to lug her suitcases out to the car by herself.
  2. I was lugging a heavy camera around all day.

Origin 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

Related to LUG

Synonyms
drag, draw, hale, haul, pull, tow, tug
Antonyms
drive, propel, push

Rhymes with LUG

2lug

noun

Definition of LUG

1
archaic
a :  an act of lugging
b :  something that is lugged
c :  a shipping container for produce
2
:  lugsail
3
plural :  superior airs or affectations <put on lugs>
4
slang :  an exaction of money —used in the phrase put the lug on

First Known Use of LUG

1616

3lug

noun

Definition of LUG

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
chiefly British :  ear
3
:  a ridge (as on the bottom of a shoe) to increase traction
4
:  a nut used to secure a wheel on an automotive vehicle —called also lug nut
5
a :  a big clumsy fellow
b :  an ordinary commonplace person

Origin of LUG

Middle English (Scots) lugge, perhaps from Middle English luggen
First Known Use: 15th century

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