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Definition of Tug


  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.
  2. To pull; to pluck.
  3. To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
  4. To labor; to strive; to struggle.
  5. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
  6. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
  7. A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
  8. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
  9. An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
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Tug Translations

tug in Afrikaans is trek
tug in Dutch is rukken
tug in French is remorqueur, remorquer
tug in German is Zug, zerre, zerren
tug in Italian is trascinare
tug in Portuguese is puxar, rebocador, reboque
tug in Spanish is remolcador, tirar
tug in Swedish is rycka, ryck, bogsera