Dictionary Results for tugging


1. tug - verb

· pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

Hypernym(s): attract, pull, pull_in, draw, draw_in




2. tug - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): labor, labour, push, drive

Hypernym(s): fight, struggle




3. tug - verb

· tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"

Hypernym(s): tow




4. tug - verb

· carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"

Synonym(s): lug, tote

Hypernym(s): transport, carry




5. tug - verb

· move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




6. tug - verb

· pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"

Hypernym(s): pull, draw




7. tug - verb

· struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle





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