HyperDic: tug

English > 9 senses of the word tug:
VERBcontacttugpull hard
socialtug, labor, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
contacttugtow (a vessel) with a tug
contacttug, lug, totecarry with difficulty
contacttugmove by pulling hard
contacttugpull or strain hard at
competitiontugstruggle in opposition
NOUNacttug, jerka sudden abrupt pull
artifacttug, tugboat, towboat, towera powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger / larger ships
tug > pronunciation
Soundstah'g
Rhymesbedbug ... Winnipeg: 26 rhymes with ahg...
English > tug: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA sudden abrupt pull.
Synonymjerk
Broaderpull, pullingThe act of pulling
Spanishsacudida, tirón
Catalanestrebada
Verbstugpull hard
tugpull or strain hard at
tugmove by pulling hard
English > tug: 9 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger / larger ships.
Synonymstugboat, towboat, tower
Partshelmsteering mechanism for a vessel
BroaderboatA small vessel for travel on water
Spanishremolcador
Catalanremolcador d'empenta, remolcador
Verbstugtow (a vessel) with a tug
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPull hard.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Examples
  • "The prisoner tugged at the chains"
  • "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
Broaderattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Spanishtirar de
Nounstuga sudden abrupt pull
tuggersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"She tugged for years to make a decent living"
Synonymslabor, labour, push, drive
Narrowerstrive, reach, strainTo exert much effort or energy
Broaderfight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
Similar topush, bear onPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Spanishhacer trabajar mucho, laborar, matarse trabajando, presionar, trabajar duro
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningtow (a vessel) with a tug.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
Broadertowdrag behind
Spanisharrastrar, remolcar
Catalanarrossegar, remolcar
Nounstuga powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger / larger ships
tuggersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningcarry with difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymslug, tote
Broadertransport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Spanishacarrear, arrastrar, carretear
Catalanarrossegar, traginar
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningMove by pulling hard.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanisharrastrar, remolcar
Catalanarrossegar, remolcar
Nounstuga sudden abrupt pull
tuggersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningPull or strain hard at.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Each oar was tugged by several men"
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Spanishremolcar
Catalanarrossegar, remolcar
Nounstuga sudden abrupt pull
English > tug: 9 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaningstruggle in opposition.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanisharrastrar, jalar
Catalanarrossegar, remolcar

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