tug

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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]… …

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  • 3 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,… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 tug — tug; tug·ger; tug·less; tug·man; …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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 …

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

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  • 12 tug — vb tow, hale, haul, drag, *pull, draw …

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  • 13 tug — [n/v] quick pull drag, draw, haul, heave, jerk, lug, strain, toil, tow, traction, wrench, yank; concept 206 Ant. push …

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  • 14 tug — ► VERB (tugged, tugging) ▪ pull hard or suddenly. ► NOUN 1) a hard or sudden pull. 2) (also tugboat) a small, powerful boat for towing larger boats and ships, especially in harbour. ORIGIN from the base of …

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  • 15 tug — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, hard, sharp ▪ All it needed was a good tug. ▪ firm ▪ gentle, little …

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  • 16 tug — I n. pull 1) to give a tug on tugboat 2) a seagoing tug II v. (D; intr.) to tug at (to tug at a rope) * * * [tʌg] [ pull ] to give a tug on [ tugboat ] a seagoing tug (D; intr.) to tug at (to tug at a rope) …

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  • 17 tug — tug1 [tʌg] v past tense and past participle tugged present participle tugging 1.) [I and T] to pull with one or more short, quick pulls ▪ The woman gently tugged his arm. tug at/on something ▪ Joe was tugging at her sleeve. 2.) [T always +… …

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  • 18 tug — [[t]tʌ̱g[/t]] tugs, tugging, tugged 1) VERB If you tug something or tug at it, you give it a quick and usually strong pull. [V at n] A little boy came running up and tugged at his sleeve excitedly... [V n] She kicked him, tugging his thick hair.… …

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  • 19 tug — I UK [tʌɡ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms tug : present tense I/you/we/they tug he/she/it tugs present participle tugging past tense tugged past participle tugged to pull someone or something by making a short strong movement tug… …

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  • 20 tug — 01. The little dog was [tugging] at its leash, trying to get away. 02. We felt the fish [tug] the line, and then suddenly, it was gone. 03. The kitten [tugged] at my shoe lace. 04. I felt a [tug] at my sleeve and turned around to see an old… …

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