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tug

verb [I or T] uk   us   /tʌɡ/ (-gg-)
to pull something quickly and usually with a lot of force: Tom tugged at his mother's arm.

tug

noun [C] uk   us   /tʌɡ/

tug noun [C] (BOAT)

(also tugboat ) a boat with a powerful engine that can change direction easily and is used to pull large ships into and out of port

tug noun [C] (PULL)

a sudden strong pull on something: Feeling a tug at his sleeve, he turned to see Joe beside him.
Translations of “tug”
in Arabic يَشُدّ بِشِدَّة…
in Korean 끌다…
in Malaysian menyentap…
in French tirer (sur)…
in Turkish kuvvetle asılmak, şiddetle çekmek…
in Italian tirare con forza…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用力)拉,拖,拽…
in Russian дергать…
in Polish ciągnąć, szarpać…
in Vietnamese kéo mạnh, lôi kéo…
in Spanish tirar (de), dar un estirón…
in Portuguese tirar, arrancar, puxar…
in Thai ดึง…
in German zerren…
in Catalan estirar, estrebar…
in Japanese ~をぐいっと引っ張る, 強く引く…
in Indonesian menarik…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用力)拉,拖,拽…
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