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tug

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tug

  1. the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force <gave the man in front a tug on his shirtsleeve as a sign that he was supposed to step aside> Synonyms draw, haul, jerk, pluck, pull, wrench, yankRelated Words drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms heave, shove, thrustAntonyms push




tug

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tug

  1. 1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on <tugged on the door until it opened> Synonyms drag, draw, hale, haul, lug, tow, pullRelated Words attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transportNear Antonyms shove, thrustAntonyms drive, propel, push

  2. 2 to devote serious and sustained effort <she's tugged all her life to get to where she is now in the business world> Synonyms bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, labor, workRelated Words apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle




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