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tug

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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tug

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of tug (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on
  • tugged on the door until it opened

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The first known use of tug was in the 14th century

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“Tug.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tug. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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