Translation of "tug" - English-Spanish dictionary

tug

verb uk /tʌɡ/ us /tʌɡ/ present participle tugging, past tense and past participle tugged

to pull something suddenly and strongly

tirar (de)
Tom tugged at his mother’s arm.
noun uk /tʌɡ/ us /tʌɡ/

a sudden, strong pull on something

tirón, estirón

(Translation of “tug” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

tug

verb /taɡ/ (past tense, past participle tugged)

to pull (something) sharply and strongly

tirar (de), dar un estirón
He tugged (at) the door but it wouldn’t open.
tug-boat noun

a small boat with a very powerful engine, for towing larger ships.

remolcador
tug-of-war noun

a competition in which two people or teams pull at opposite ends of a rope, trying to pull their opponents over a centre line.

juego de la cuerda; (fig) lucha del tira y afloja

(Translation of “tug” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)