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lug

verb \ ˈləg \

Definition of lug

lugged; lugging
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 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

lug Synonyms

Synonyms
drag, draw, hale, haul, pull, tow, tug
Antonyms
drive, propel, push
Related Words
attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transport
Near Antonyms
shove, thrust

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lug

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 lugs 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


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lug

noun

Definition of lug

1 : something (such as a handle) that projects like an ear: such 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 and Etymology of lug

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

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LUG Defined for English Language Learners

lug

verb

Definition of lug for English Language Learners

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


LUG Defined for Kids

lug

verb \ ˈləg \

Definition of lug for Students

lugged; lugging
: to pull or carry with great effort
  • I lugged my bag to the bus.


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