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tugverb [I or T]

uk   us   /tʌɡ/ (-gg-)

tugnoun [C]

uk   us   /tʌɡ/
  • tug noun [C] (BOAT)

(also tugboat ) a ​boat with a ​powerfulengine that can ​changedirectioneasily and is used to ​pulllargeships into and out of ​port
(Definition of tug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tugverb [I/T]

 us   /tʌɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​pull something ​quickly with ​force or ​effort: [T] We tugged the ​sled up the ​hill. [I] He had to tug hard.
tug
noun [C]  us   /tʌɡ/
She ​felt a tug at her ​sleeve.
(Definition of tug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tug”
in Korean 끌다…
in Arabic يَشُدّ بِشِدَّة…
in Malaysian menyentap…
in French tirer (sur)…
in Russian дергать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用力)拉,拖,拽…
in Italian tirare con forza…
in Turkish kuvvetle asılmak, şiddetle çekmek…
in Polish ciągnąć, szarpać…
in Spanish tirar (de), dar un estirón…
in Vietnamese kéo mạnh, lôi kéo…
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 Chinese (Simplified) (用力)拉,拖,拽…
in Indonesian menarik…
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