|Noun||1.||tug - a sudden abrupt pull|
|2.||tug - a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships |
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
helm - steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
|Verb||1.||tug - pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings" |
attract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw - direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
|2.||tug - strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis" |
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
|3.||tug - tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor" |
tow - drag behind; "Horses used to tow barges along the canal"
|4.||tug - carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"|
|5.||tug - move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"|
|6.||tug - pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"|
|7.||tug - struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"|