Pronunciation Verb

tug (tugs, present participle tugging; past and past participle tugged)

  1. (transitive) to pull or drag with great effort
    The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
  2. (transitive) to pull hard repeatedly
    He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
  3. (transitive) to tow by tugboat
Translations Translations Translations Noun

tug (plural tugs)

  1. A sudden powerful pull.
    • At the tug he falls, / Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
  2. (nautical) A tugboat.
  3. (obsolete) A kind of vehicle used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
  4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
  5. (mining) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
  6. (slang) An act of masturbation.
    He had a quick tug to calm himself down before his date.

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