Definitions of tug:
- noun: a sudden abrupt pull
- noun: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
- verb: strive and make an effort to reach a goal
Example: "She tugged for years to make a decent living"
- verb: struggle in opposition
Example: "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
- verb: pull hard
Example: "The prisoner tugged at the chains"
- verb: pull or strain hard at
Example: "Each oar was tugged by several men"
- verb: move by pulling hard
Example: "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
- verb: tow (a vessel) with a tug
Example: "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
- verb: carry with difficulty
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