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Definition of "tug" []

  • To pull at vigorously or repeatedly. (verb-transitive)
  • To move by pulling with great effort or exertion; drag. (verb-transitive)
  • To tow by tugboat. (verb-transitive)
  • To pull hard: tugged at her boots. See Synonyms at pull. (verb-intransitive)
  • To toil or struggle; strain. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tug" in a sentence
  • "Heer yoo go, mary. *streeetttch tug tug tug* there – taht shud halp."
  • "_Jig, jig, tug, tug_ at the top of my rod, and I looked down to see that the float was out of sight and the rod nearly touching the water."
  • "*Scoopitee scoop scoop scoop* *pat pat pat* *streeeeeetch tug tug tug* just a liddle bit o’duktaype."