tug verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “tug” - Learner’s Dictionary

tug

verb [T]
 
 
/tʌɡ/ ( present participle tugging, past tense and past participle tugged)
to pull something suddenly and strongly: Tom tugged at his mother's arm.Pulling
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…
(Definition of tug verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “tug”

Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More