We lugged the beach stuff onto the beach, avoiding anything that resembled a dune.
I had lugged my double-barrel thus far, a futile burden, unless when it served a minatory purpose among the drunken Klalams.
He even washed the potaters for her, made the fires, an' lugged water.
I've lugged you through the snow till my shoulders chafed and bled.
He took the huddled inmate by the collar of his doublet, and lugged him out into the open.
It is really not for brag that I have lugged in this story—at least, I hope not.
He did though, and lugged me along for a chaperone, which is some out of my line.
A wisp of curses came back into the big room as she was lugged up the stairs towards the hotel.
He had lugged it over the trail at the cost of infinite toil and weariness.
We picked Sam up together and lugged his body up to the top of the shaft, where the crowd had collected.
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+)