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1 tug

A sudden abrupt pull.

synonym: jerk.

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

Dutch: ruk
Polish: szarpanina, tarmoszenie, darcie, szarpanie, szamotanie

2 tug

A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.

synonyms: towboat, tower, tugboat.

Dutch: duwboot, sleepboot, sleepvliegtuig, sleper, treiler
Polish: pchacz


1 tug

Pull hard.

2 tug

Strive and make an effort to reach a goal:
— She tugged for years to make a decent living.

synonyms: drive, labor, labour, push.

Roget 686: exert oneself; exert one's energies, tax one's energies; use exertion.    labor, work, toil, moil, sweat, fag, drudge, slave, drag a lengthened chain, ... show more

3 tug

Tow (a vessel) with a tug.

4 tug

Carry with difficulty.

synonyms: lug, tote.

Roget 285: draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow.    wrench, jerk, twitch, ... show more

Dutch: meesjouwen, meeslepen, meesleuren, meetrekken, meezeulen, rondsjouwen, rondslepen, sjouwen, torsen, zeulen

5 tug

Move by pulling hard.

Dutch: rukken

6 tug

Pull or strain hard at.

7 tug

Struggle in opposition.

Moby thesaurus: adduct, adduction, affinity, allurement, attract, attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, back band, backstrap, battle, be magnetic, bearing rein, bellyband, bit, blinders, blinds, breeching, bridle ... show more.

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