Tugged
Tug Tug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tugging}.] [OE. toggen; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to jerk, draw, Icel. toga to draw, AS. t['e]on, p. p. togen, to draw, G. ziehen, OHG. ziohan, Goth. tiuhan, L. ducere to lead, draw. Cf. {Duke}, {Team}, {Tie}, v. t., {Touch}, {Tow}, v. t., {Tuck} to press in, {Toy} a plaything.] 1. To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port. [1913 Webster]

There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

2. To pull; to pluck. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To ease the pain, His tugged cars suffered with a strain. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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