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Definitions of tug:
  • noun:   a sudden abrupt pull
  • noun:   a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  • verb:   strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    Example: "She tugged for years to make a decent living"
  • verb:   struggle in opposition
    Example: "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
  • verb:   pull hard
    Example: "The prisoner tugged at the chains"
  • verb:   pull or strain hard at
    Example: "Each oar was tugged by several men"
  • verb:   move by pulling hard
    Example: "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
  • verb:   tow (a vessel) with a tug
    Example: "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
  • verb:   carry with difficulty

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See tug used in context: 6 poetry verses, 4 Shakespeare works, 1 definition

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