tug/pull at one's heartstrings

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tug/pull at one's heartstrings

:to stir one's emotions
  • That movie really tugs/pulls at your heartstrings.

Word by Word Definitions

tug play
  1. : to pull hard

  2. : to struggle in opposition : contend

  3. : to exert oneself laboriously : labor

  1. : an act or instance of tugging : pull

  2. : a strong pulling force

  3. : a straining effort

heartstring play heartstrings
  1. : a nerve once believed to sustain the heart

  2. : the deepest emotions or affections


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