Origin of tug
OTHER WORDS FROM tugtugger, nountugless, adjectiveun·tugged, adjective
How to use tug in a sentence
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
She tugged on the black rope that wrapped around his thighs and torso, her leather gloves creaking with each adjustment.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
He repeatedly tugged at the waist of his baggy pants to keep them up.Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years: Inside the Courtroom|Diane Dimond|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He reached far down into a trousers pocket and tugged to the light of day a roll that his fingers could not encircle.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Two more followed—one that tugged at the Black Hood's cape, a second that shot out the light in the room.
So they fastened “belt-claws” to their stout girdles and tugged the bow strings into place with their back and leg muscles.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
The Schree holding Holaf's arms let go, tugged a weapon from his belt, struck Holaf over the head with it.
Their limbs were truly skeletal, and curiously I tugged the white robe from the strange insect body as I followed the prince.