Crossword clues for tug
- Water tower?
- Pull gently
- Pull forcefully
- Quick pull
- Pull at with effort
- Pull at
- Port working vessel
- Pull with force
- Port sight
- Barge mover
- Pull lightly
- Indication of a fish on a line
- Hard pull
- Boat in a harbor
- ____ of war
- You can do it to heartstrings
- Type of harbor boat
- Teammate of Rusty and Cleon
- Sharp yank
- Relief pitcher McGraw
- Pull, as ropes
- Liner's aid
- Harbour vessel
- Harbour sight
- Yank (on)
- Vigorous pull
- Tower in the bay
- Tooting boat
- Sign of a fish on the line
- Rope pulling contest, ... of war
- Pull vigorously
- Play with a dog toy, maybe
- Pitcher who was country star Tim McGraw's dad
- Participate in a war?
- Participate in a very low-stakes war
- Liner puller
- Indication of a fish on the line
- Have pull?
- Hauler in the harbor
- Hardworking boat
- Harbour work boat
- Harbor work boat
- Harbor ship
- Harbor puller
- Give a little pull
- Garbage barge puller
- Fish-on-the-line sign
- Fight in a war?
- Drawer of ships
- Cause of a sleeve movement
- Boat tower
- Boat that tows other boats
- Boat that helps move other boats
- Barge push
- Attention-getting pull
- A little yank
- [Pay attention!]
- "___ of War" (1982 Paul McCartney album)
- '82 Paul McCartney album "___ of War"
- ___-of-war (game using a rope)
- ___-of-war (game that requires a rope)
- ___-of-war (competition with a rope)
- ___-of-war (competition that requires a rope)
- Drawer of ships?
- Act of war?
- It proceeds with craft
- ___ of war
- Jerk's kin
- Action on the shirt sleeves
- Grounded ship's helper
- Pull hard
- Yank hard
- Tower in the water
- Harbor tower
- Harbor boat
- Drawing of the heart?
- Harbor craft, perhaps
- Quick draw?
- Big jerk?
- Harbor workhorse
- River tower
- Port pusher
- Harbor pusher
- Ship-to-shore aid
- Pull sharply
- Port vessel
- Pull (on)
- Harbor whistler
- Promising action on a fishing line
- Yank's cousin
- Port whistler
- A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
- A sudden abrupt pull
- Harbor sight
- Strong attraction
- Pitcher McGraw
- Barge puller
- River craft
- Harbor vessel
- Harbor need
- McGraw of baseball
- Harbor helper
- Reliever McGraw
- McGraw of pitching fame
- Violent criminal shipping heroin in vessel
- Endless staying-power reflected in boat
- Stomach-turning jerk
- Yank raised bottle, parting with tip
- Yank’s stomach turned over
- Yank backing good German
- Pull suddenly
- Powerful boat
- Boat talked up — good initially
- Draw stomach back
- Draw canal upwards
- Drag spare tyre over
- Towing boat; pull
- Small boat
- Pull on
- Kind of boat
- Gentle pull
- Sharp pull
- Type of boat
- Harbor hauler
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tug \Tug\, v. i.
To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
He tugged, he shook, till down they came.
To labor; to strive; to struggle.
England now is left To tug and scamble and to part by the teeth The unowed interest of proud-swelling state.
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.]
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.
There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
To pull; to pluck. [Obs.]
To ease the pain, His tugged cars suffered with a strain.
Tug \Tug\, n.
A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
At the tug he falls, Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles. [Prov. Eng.]
A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
(Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
Tug iron, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., in reference to some part of a harness;" c.1500 as "act of pulling or dragging," from tug (v.). Meaning "small, powerful vessel for towing other vessels" is recorded from 1817. Phrase tug of war (1670s) was originally figurative, "the decisive contest, the real struggle," from the noun in the sense "supreme effort, strenuous contest of forces" (1650s). As an actual athletic event, from 1876.
n. a sudden powerful pull vb. 1 (context transitive English) to pull or drag with great effort 2 (context transitive English) to pull hard repeatedly 3 (context transitive English) to tow by tugboat
v. pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
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: labor, labour, push, drive]
tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"
struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
A tug or tugboat is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them.
Tug or TUG may also refer to:
Tuğ ( Togh and Tog) is a village in the Khojavend Rayon of Azerbaijan and Hadrut Province of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Tug is a 2010 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Abram Makowka. Shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival & the Waterfront Film Festival.
Usage examples of "tug".
She was not surprised by the evasion, but she gave his chest hair an admonitory little tug anyway.
Maria tugged her skirt into place, and she walked out, down the shining slate steps, through the white of daisies and the sharp agapanthus leaves that both caught the fading moon.
She muttered to herself about titanium twits and agoraphobic asses as she prepared to leave the tug.
Broken stone and iron gashed her bare feet as she plunged into the black arch of the gate, but the pain was swallowed in icy fear as thin, aimless winds tugged at heras she sensed, rather than saw, something move in the utter blackness over her head.
Tugging his hood back into place, Alec let out a low whistle of admiration.
I tugged out the flechette pistol Alem had given me and clicked off its safety.
After some tugging, he extracted a curved grey ancipital horn, which had punctured the spleen and sunk deep into the body.
As he turned his gaze back to traffic, Arra tugged at a plastic fold in her lap.
The sardonic cleric seated beside Rosvita, who kept making sarcastic asides, brushed at his shoulder when Liath tugged at his robes, as though brushing at a fly.
He heaves his booty, tugs askew his peaked cap and hobbles off mutely.
But Ava felt that old tug of sorrow for the hapless knight and smiled.
Exterminator whined and tugged on the leash, begging to visit Cole--who studiously averted his gaze.
Painfully tentative tugs at its contractile strands brought the dense, dark axial bar safely down into the pit.
Ned yelled as he tugged the pin from his last black banger, lifted the hatch, dropped it down and shut the hatch again.
He sat back watching the hugging and rejoicing, then slowly turned to leave, he felt a tugging on his ear and chuckled, Bitsy fluttered around his head and giggling kissed him on the cheek.