tug (tugs, present participle tugging; past and past participle tugged)
- (transitive) to pull or drag with great effort
- The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
- (transitive) to pull hard repeatedly
- He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
- (transitive) to tow by tugboat
- French: tirer
- German: zerren
- Italian: trascinare
- Russian: тяну́ть
- Spanish: tirar, halar, (colloquial) jalar
- French: remorquer
- German: schleppen
- Italian: rimorchiare
- Portuguese: rebocar
- Russian: букси́ровать
- Spanish: remolcar
tug (plural tugs)
- A sudden powerful pull.
- At the tug he falls, / Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
- (nautical) A tugboat.
- (obsolete) A kind of vehicle used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
- A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
- (mining) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
- (slang) An act of masturbation.
- He had a quick tug to calm himself down before his date.