tug
I. verb (tugged; tugging) Etymology: Middle English tuggen; akin to Old English togian to pull — more at tow Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to pull hard 2. to struggle in opposition ; contend 3. to exert oneself laboriously ; labor transitive verb 1. to pull or strain hard at 2. a. to move by pulling hard ; haul b. to carry with difficulty ; lug 3. to tow with a tugboat • tugger noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. trace III,1 b. a short leather strap or loop c. a rope or chain used for pulling 2. a. an act or instance of tugging ; pull b. a strong pulling force 3. a. a straining effort b. a struggle between two people or opposite forces 4. tugboat

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  • Tug — Tug, n. 1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort. [1913 Webster] At the tug he falls, Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A sort of vehicle, used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tug — Tug, v. i. 1. To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream. [1913 Webster] He tugged, he shook, till down they came. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To labor; to strive; to struggle. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ţug — ŢUG, ţuguri, s.n. (reg.) Tren. – Din germ. Zug. Trimis de laura tache, 05.02.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  ŢUG s. v. locomotivă, maşină, tren. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ţug s. n., pl. ţú …   Dicționar Român

  • tug — tug; tug·ger; tug·less; tug·man; …   English syllables

  • tug — tȗg m <N mn túgovi> DEFINICIJA pov. konjski rep privezan na vrhu koplja kao zastava, znak dostojanstva paše (čin paše razlikovao se prema broju tugova) ETIMOLOGIJA tur. tuǧ ← perz. tūg …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • TUG — steht für: Technische Universität Graz Telekommunikationsunternehmensgesetz, ein Schweizer Gesetz, das insbesondere die Organisation der Swisscom regelt TeX Users Group Transparenzrichtlinie Umsetzungsgesetz Tug ist: ein Motorschlepper zum Ziehen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tug — (v.) early 13c., from weak grade of O.E. teohan to pull, drag, from P.Gmc. *teukh pull, from PIE *deuk to pull, to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Related to TOW (Cf. tow) (1). The noun is recorded from c.1500; meaning small steamer used to tow… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tug — [tug] vi. tugged, tugging [ME tuggen, prob. < ON toga, to draw, pull, akin to OE togian (see TOW1), teon, to pull < IE base * deuk , to draw, pull > DUCT] 1. to exert great effort in pulling; pull hard; drag; haul: often with at 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • tȗg — m 〈N mn túgovi〉 pov. konjski rep privezan na vrhu koplja kao zastava, znak dostojanstva paše (čin paše razlikovao se prema broju tugova) ✧ {{001f}}tur. ← perz …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • tug — tug, túguri, s.n. (reg.) unealtă de lustruit piei, în tăbăcărie. Trimis de blaurb, 16.03.2007. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

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