What is tug?

  • (verb): Move by pulling hard.
    Example: "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tug:

List Of Ship Launches In 1944 - May
... Liberty ship 02012-05-088 May Empire Nicholas United Kingdom John Crown Sons Ltd Sunderland Tug For Ministry of War Transport 02012-05-099 May Bluefield Victory United States California Shipbuilding ...

More definitions of "tug":

  • (verb): Carry with difficulty.
    Synonyms: lug, tote
  • (verb): Struggle in opposition.
    Example: "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
  • (verb): Pull hard.
    Example: "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
  • (verb): Pull or strain hard at.
    Example: "Each oar was tugged by several men"
  • (noun): A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.
    Synonyms: tugboat, towboat, tower
  • (verb): Tow (a vessel) with a tug.
    Example: "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
  • (noun): A sudden abrupt pull.
    Synonyms: jerk

Famous quotes containing the word tug:

    What exacerbates the strain in the working class is the absence of money to pay for services they need, economic insecurity, poor daycare, and lack of dignity and boredom in each partner’s job. What exacerbates it in upper-middle class is the instability of paid help and the enormous demands of the career system in which both partners become willing believers. But the tug between traditional and egalitarian models of marriage runs from top to bottom of the class ladder.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)