Verb: tug (tugged,tugging) túg
Noun: tug túg
- Pull hard
"The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
- Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
"She tugged for years to make a decent living";
- labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, drive, sweat
- Tow (a vessel) with a tug
"The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbour"
- Carry with difficulty
"You'll have to tug this suitcase";
- lug, tote, haul
- Move by pulling hard
"The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
- Pull or strain hard at
"Each oar was tugged by several men"
- Struggle in opposition
"She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
- A sudden abrupt pull
- A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
- tugboat, towboat, tower
Derived forms: tugged, tugs, tugging
Type of: attract, boat, carry, contend, displace, draw, draw in, fight, force, move, pull, pull in, pulling, struggle, tow, transport
Encyclopedia: Tug, Inshore and Dock