verb (used with object), tugged, tug·ging.
verb (used without object), tugged, tug·ging.
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Origin of tug
OTHER WORDS FROM tugtugger, nountugless, adjectiveun·tugged, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for tug
Our exoplanet-searching techniques look for the effect of planets on their host star, either through a cyclical gravitational tug, or by periodically blinking out some of the star’s light.We’re the Cosmic 1 Percent But Our Solar System Isn’t a Complete Weirdo - Facts So Romantic|Sean Raymond|January 5, 2021|Nautilus
Like Stanberry, his job was to unload packages from shipping containers pulled by motorized tugs.
Even if containers weren’t fully unloaded, the tug would move forward, witnesses told TOSHA.
To remove the byssus, grasp it with your thumb and forefinger or between your thumb and the blade of a paring knife and give a sharp tug toward the hinged end of the shell.Mussels are simple to prepare, and add tasty drama to the table|Martha Holmberg|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
For all of the tumult we’ve seen since, his approval ratings have barely budged, caught a bit below-center in a tug-of-war between two incredibly strong forces.Five falsehoods spurring Republican concern about the election|Philip Bump|October 15, 2020|Washington Post
As I was coming out, my sister [Valerie] tugged on me and said, ‘That’s the boy who kicked me off my bicycle.
Ted tugged at the brass buttons of her red, wool-crepe dress.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The handcuffs required her to reach with both hands as she tugged up the left leg of her stockings.‘Bomb Mom’ Morgan Gliedman Arraigned in Manhattan Court|Michael Daly|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then the girl reached into her mountain trousers and tugged at her clothing.
He tugged at his bonds, but they were fastened so securely that he could not start them.Wyoming|Edward Sylvester Ellis
But they tugged away at the anchor windlass till the flukes let go the bottom and the anchor was halfway up.The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
There he turned on his back, squirmed and rocked on the crocuses, and tugged at the unaccustomed collar.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
She tugged at her brother's coat-tails in the very nick of time, with the result that his whole body once again hove into view.Werwolves|Elliott O'Donnell
As the sheep were stripped, they were tugged to the fire and branded from the bubbling tar with the smet mark of the Ritsons.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine