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tug

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verb \ˈtəg\

Simple Definition of tug

  • : to pull something with a quick, forceful movement

Full Definition of tug

tuggedtug·ging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pull hard

  3. 2 :  to struggle in opposition :  contend

  4. 3 :  to exert oneself laboriously :  labor

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to pull or strain hard at

  7. 2a :  to move by pulling hard :  haulb :  to carry with difficulty :  lug

  8. 3 :  to tow with a tugboat

tug·ger noun

Examples of tug

  1. I felt someone tugging on my sleeve.

  2. She tugged the cord until the plug came out of the wall socket.



Origin of tug

Middle English tuggen; akin to Old English togian to pull — more at tow


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tug


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tug

noun

Simple Definition of tug

  • : an act of pulling on something : a quick pull

  • : a strong pulling force

Full Definition of tug

  1. 1a :  3trace 1b :  a short leather strap or loopc :  a rope or chain used for pulling

  2. 2a :  an act or instance of tugging :  pullb :  a strong pulling force

  3. 3a :  a straining effortb :  a struggle between two people or opposite forces

  4. 4 :  tugboat

Examples of tug

  1. He felt a gentle tug on his sleeve.

  2. <gave the man in front a tug on his shirtsleeve as a sign that he was supposed to step aside>



15th Century

First Known Use of tug

15th century

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