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Meaning of TUG

Pronunciation:  tug

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sudden abrupt pull
  2. [n]  a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  3. [v]  struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
  4. [v]  pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
  5. [v]  pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"
  6. [v]  move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
  7. [v]  exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
  8. [v]  carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
  9. [v]  tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
 

TUG is a 3 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: drive, jerk, labor, labour, lug, push, tote, towboat, tower, tugboat
 
 See Also: attract, boat, carry, displace, draw, draw in, fight, fight, force, helm, move, plough on, press on, pull, pull, pull in, pulling, push on, reach, strain, strive, struggle, struggle, tow, transport

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tug\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tugging}.] [OE. toggen; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G.
    zucken to jerk, draw, Icel. toga to draw, AS. t['e]on, p. p.
    togen, to draw, G. ziehen, OHG. ziohan, Goth. tiuhan, L.
    ducere to lead, draw. Cf. {Duke}, {Team}, {Tie}, v. t.,
    {Touch}, {Tow}, v. t., {Tuck} to press in, {Toy} a
    plaything.]
    1. To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with
       continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a
       loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.
    
             There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
                                                   --Roscommon.
    
    2. To pull; to pluck. [Obs.]
    
             To ease the pain, His tugged cars suffered with a
             strain.                               --Hudibras.
    
    
  2. \Tug\, v. i.
    1. To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug
       at the oar; to tug against the stream.
    
             He tugged, he shook, till down they came. --Milton.
    
    2. To labor; to strive; to struggle.
    
             England now is left To tug and scamble and to part
             by the teeth The unowed interest of proud-swelling
             state.                                --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Tug\, n.
    1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest
       called tug of war; a supreme effort.
    
             At the tug he falls, Vast ruins come along, rent
             from the smoking walls.               --Dryden.
    
    2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy
       articles. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    
    3. (Naut.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels;
       -- called also {steam tug}, {tugboat}, and {towboat}.
    
    4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
    
    5. (Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a
       tackle is affixed.
    
    {Tug iron}, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace
       may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.
    
    
 

 

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