Darren was the kind of man who'd lug a sofa bed up three flights of stairs without a whisper of complaint.
I mean, what an incredibly annoying gift to have to lug home.
The macho guys could lug up buckets of water, which are sorely needed to flush toilets.
No bulky helmet to lug around or uncomfortable shell to ruin your hairstyle.
The clip played with the belabored simplicity of a silent movie—one lug and two thugs, brandished gun and chain-snatch.
And we have got to lug all this trash down to the river again?
Why didn't you tell me that it wasn't my work to lug the cloth down?
Her hull was somewhat similar to 'Valentine,' and she was rigged as a lug sloop like 'Savourna.'
"All you'll want to lug back," chuckled Sergeant Hal gleefully.
This strikes against the lug projecting from the circuit-wire arm and makes a spark.
late 14c., "to move (something) heavily or slowly," from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish lugga, Norwegian lugge "to pull by the hair"); see lug (n.). Related: Lugged; lugging.
1620s, "handle of a pitcher," from lugge (Scottish) "earflap of a cap, ear" (late 15c.; according to OED, the common word for "ear" in 19c. Scotland), probably from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish lugg "forelock," Norwegian lugg "tuft of hair"). The connecting notion is "something that can be gripped and pulled." Applied 19c. to mechanical objects that can be grabbed or gripped. Meaning "stupid fellow" is from 1924; that of "lout, sponger" is 1931, American English. Cf. lug-nut (1869), nut closed at one end as a cap.
To solicit money; borrow
[origins and derivations uncertain; the first noun sense is probably fr lug, ''something heavy and clumsy,'' attested in the 16th century and retained in several English dialects where it is used derogatorily of persons]
: At colleges as diverse as Smith and Ohio State, for example, episodic lesbians are numerous and open enough to have spawned an acronym: lug, short for Lesbian Until Graduation (1990s+)