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Tug

v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tugging.]
There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
- Roscommon.
2.To pull; to pluck.
v. i.1.To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
2.To labor; to strive; to struggle.
n.1.A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
2.A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
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.
Noun1.tug - a sudden abrupt pull
Synonyms: jerk
2.tug - a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
Synonyms: towboat, tugboat, tower
Verb1.tug - pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
2.tug - strive and 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"
Synonyms: labor, labour, push, drive
3.tug - tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
4.tug - carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
Synonyms: lug, tote
5.tug - move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
6.tug - pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"
7.tug - struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
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