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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 of tug draw, haul, jerk, pluck, pull, wrench, yankWords Related to tug drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms of tug heave, shove, thrustAntonyms of tug 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 of tug drag, draw, hale, haul, lug, tow, pullWords Related to tug attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transportNear Antonyms of tug shove, thrustAntonyms of tug 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 of tug 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, workWords Related to tug 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 of tug 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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