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6 definitions found
 for tug
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He tugged, he shook, till down they came. --Milton.
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     2. To labor; to strive; to struggle.
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              England now is left
              To tug and scamble and to part by the teeth
              The unowed interest of proud-swelling state. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tug \Tug\, n.
     1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest
        called tug of war; a supreme effort.
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              At the tug he falls,
              Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy
        articles. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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     3. (Naut.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels;
        -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
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     4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
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     5. (Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a
        tackle is affixed.
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     Tug iron, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace
        may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
                                                    --Roscommon.
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     2. To pull; to pluck. [Obs.]
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              To ease the pain,
              His tugged cars suffered with a strain. --Hudibras.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tug
      n 1: a sudden abrupt pull [syn: tug, jerk]
      2: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
         [syn: tugboat, tug, towboat, tower]
      v 1: pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie
           tugs at the heart strings"
      2: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for
         years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to
         make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral
         thesis" [syn: tug, labor, labour, push, drive]
      3: tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter
         into the harbor"
      4: carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
         [syn: lug, tote, tug]
      5: move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out
         of the mud"
      6: pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"
      7: struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her
         conflicts"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "tug":
     adduct, adduction, affinity, allurement, attract, attractance,
     attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, back band, backstrap,
     battle, be magnetic, bearing rein, bellyband, bit, blinders,
     blinds, breeching, bridle, caparison, capillarity,
     capillary attraction, cavesson, centripetal force, checkrein,
     cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, crownband, crupper, curb,
     draft, drag, draggle, draw, draw towards, drive, fight, gag swivel,
     girth, gravitation, gravity, hackamore, hale, halter, hames,
     hametugs, harness, haul, have an attraction, headgear, headstall,
     heave, hip straps, jaquima, jerk line, lines, lug, lure, magnet,
     magnetism, magnetize, martingale, moil, mutual attraction,
     noseband, oppugn, overexert, overexertion, overextend,
     overextension, overstrain, overstress, overtax, overtaxing,
     pole strap, press, pull, pull towards, pulling power, rack, reins,
     ribbons, saddle, shaft tug, side check, snaffle, snake, strain,
     strain every nerve, straining, stress, stress and strain,
     stressfulness, stretch, strive, surcingle, sweat blood, sympathy,
     tack, tackle, take in tow, tax, taxing, tense, tension, toil, tow,
     traction, trail, train, trappings, trawl, troll, war, warfare,
     winker braces, work, yoke
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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