to pull or carry with force or effort: to lug a suitcase upstairs.
to introduce or interject in an inappropriate or irrelevant manner: to lug personalities into a discussion of philosophy.
(of a sailing ship) to carry an excessive amount of (sail) for the conditions prevailing.
to pull or tug laboriously.
(of an engine or machine) to jerk, hesitate, or strain: The engine lugs when we climb a steep hill.
an act or instance of lugging; a forcible pull; haul.
a wooden box for transporting fruit or vegetables.
Slang. a request for or exaction of money, as for political purposes: They put the lug on him at the office.
- un·lugged, adjective
Other definitions for lug (2 of 5)
a projecting piece by which anything is held or supported.
a ridge or welt that helps to provide traction, as on a tire or the sole of a shoe.
Masonry. either of the ends of a lug sill.
Carpentry. (in a double-hung window) one of a pair of projections extending downward from the ends of the meeting rail of the upper sash.
a leather loop hanging down from a saddle, through which a shaft is passed for support.
Shipbuilding. clip2 (def. 6).
an awkward, clumsy fellow.
a man; guy.
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an ancient Irish god, probably a solar deity.
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How to use lug in a sentence
While lugs are also super important when it comes to adult shoes, toddlers tend to have a hard time walking as it is.Best snow boots: Trudge confidently through snowfall | PopSci Commerce Team | February 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
We lugged the beach stuff onto the beach, avoiding anything that resembled a dune.
Even their drinking fountain is famous: a urinal Papa lugged home in a stupor from his favorite bar.The Cat's Meow: Top 10 Destinations for Feline Fanatics | Lonely Planet | December 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So we went back and got the canoe, and paddled up abreast the cavern, and lugged all the traps up there.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He lugged in his arms, sis, a stove and a bed, And balanced a bureau right square on his head.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
In some embarrassment, the Bunch rolled up their bubb and lugged it into the shop.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
Then the good little girls should be lugged in, to poke fun at him, and ask him if he likes 'em hard or soft.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
One by one were these lugged forth from their dusty slumber-profane hands struggling for the first right of appropriation.Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for lug (1 of 4)
to carry or drag (something heavy) with great effort
(tr) to introduce (an irrelevant topic) into a conversation or discussion
(tr) (of a sailing vessel) to carry too much (sail) for the amount of wind blowing
the act or an instance of lugging
British Dictionary definitions for lug (2 of 4)
a projecting piece by which something is connected, supported, or lifted
Also called: tug a leather loop used in harness for various purposes
a box or basket for vegetables or fruit with a capacity of 28 to 40 pounds
Scot and Northern English dialect another word for ear 1
slang a man, esp a stupid or awkward one
British Dictionary definitions for lug (3 of 4)
nautical short for lugsail
British Dictionary definitions for lug (4 of 4)
short for lugworm
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