tug

phonetic symbol: / tʌ́ɡ / 
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tug - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a sudden abrupt pull
jerk

[ noun ]
■ a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
towboat , tower , tugboat

[ verb ]
■ struggle in opposition
e.g.)
・She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts

[ verb ]
■ pull hard
e.g.)
・The prisoner tugged at the chains
・This movie tugs at the heart strings

[ verb ]
■ pull or strain hard at
e.g.)
・Each oar was tugged by several men

[ verb ]
■ move by pulling hard
e.g.)
・The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud

[ verb ]
■ carry with difficulty
lug , tote

[ verb ]
■ tow (a vessel) with a tug
e.g.)
・The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor

[ verb ]
■ strive and make an effort to reach a goal
e.g.)
・She tugged for years to make a decent living
drive , labor , labour , push

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