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Synonyms for tug
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tug, jerk(noun)

    a sudden abrupt pull

    Synonyms:
    saccade, jerky, jerk, dork, jerking, jerked meat, jolt, towboat, tugboat, tower

  2. tugboat, tug, towboat, tower(verb)

    a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

    Synonyms:
    towboat, tower, jerk, column, pillar, tugboat

  3. tug(verb)

    pull hard

    "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

    Synonyms:
    labor, lug, tote, push, labour, drive

  4. tug, labor, labour, push, drive(verb)

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

    Synonyms:
    fight, force back, crowd, lug, get, dig, ram, drudge, moil, press, agitate, advertize, take, repel, aim, drive, promote, travail, crusade, labour, motor, advertise, grind, bear on, repulse, labor, force, ride, push, campaign, tote, push back, toil, beat back

  5. tug(verb)

    tow (a vessel) with a tug

    "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"

    Synonyms:
    labor, lug, tote, push, labour, drive

  6. lug, tote, tug(verb)

    carry with difficulty

    "You'll have to lug this suitcase"

    Synonyms:
    labour, block, lug, push, stuff, labor, tote, drive, choke up

  7. tug(verb)

    move by pulling hard

    "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"

    Synonyms:
    labor, lug, tote, push, labour, drive

  8. tug(verb)

    pull or strain hard at

    "Each oar was tugged by several men"

    Synonyms:
    labor, lug, tote, push, labour, drive

  9. tug(verb)

    struggle in opposition

    "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"

    Synonyms:
    labor, lug, tote, push, labour, drive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tug

    One object draws another when it moves it toward itself or in the direction of its own motion by the exertion of adequate force, whether slight or powerful. To attract is to exert a force that tends to draw, tho it may produce no actual motion; all objects are attracted toward the earth, tho they may be sustained from falling. To drag is to draw against strong resistance; as, to drag a sled over bare ground, or a carriage up a steep hill. To pull is to exert a drawing force, whether adequate or inadequate; as, the fish pulls on the line; a dentist pulls a tooth. To tug is to draw, or try to draw, a resisting object with a continuous straining motion; as, to tug at the oar. To haul is to draw somewhat slowly a heavy object; as, to haul a seine; to haul logs. One vessel tows another. In the figurative sense, attract is more nearly akin to incline, draw to induce. We are attracted by one's appearance, drawn to his side. Compare ALLURE; ARRAY; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRIVE.

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, drag, draw, entice, haul, incline, induce, lead, lure, pull, tow

    Antonyms:
    alienate, estrange, rebuff, reject, repel, repulse

    Preposition:
    To draw water from or out of the well; draw the boat through the water, to the shore; draw air into the lungs; draw with cords of love; the wagon is drawn by horses, along the road, across the field, over the stones, through the woods, to the barn.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tug(v)

    Synonyms:
    pull, drag, haul, draw

Editors Contribution

  1. yank

    as to quickly tug, jerk or pull at something attached by a rope or other line held in hand.

    they all grabbed the rope in unison and yanked it quickly & even harder, so as to dislodge it from it's place of mooring.

    Submitted by acronimous on December 8, 2019  
  2. hauling

    exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself

    she hauled the laden basket up the slope

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tug(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pull (with great effort), draw, haul, drag

  2. tug(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    pull hard

  3. tug(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor, struggle, strive

  4. tug(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hard pull, great effort

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tug(n)

    Synonyms:
    trace, pull, effort

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tug":

    tugboat, tow, tugs

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How to use tug in a sentence?

  1. Andre Bakhos:

    The market is showing a little fatigue... and the question is what's the next theme that's going to push markets higher, it's going to be a tug of war on economic data and the court of investor opinion as to what exactly the Fed does.

  2. Vito Mazzarino:

    At a certain point a tug boat came up and flanked the fish boat and some Libyans came on board, they were armed. And at that point chaos erupted.

  3. President Trump , Hayespivoted:

    The insidious destructive force of the path of least resistance is everywhere you look, heck, I feel the tug of it President Trump , Hayespivoted as my own news organization is embroiled in a very public controversy over its conduct. EX-NBC NEWS ANCHOR MATT LAUER REPORTEDLY EXPOSED HIMSELF TO TODAY PRODUCER The.

  4. Owais Awan:

    The animals are suffering in this tug-of-war between federal and local governments over the zoo.

  5. Ryan Pack:

    Your mind is like a tug o' war, you gotta make sure the good side wins.

Images & Illustrations of tug

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Translations for tug

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  • Ruck, zerren, schleppenGerman
  • jalar, tirarSpanish
  • raahata, nykäisy, riuhtoa, nykäys, kiskoa, kiskaista, hinata, nykiä, nykäistä, riuhtaistaFinnish
  • tirer, remorquer, tirementFrench
  • rimorchiare, strattone, tirare, trascinareItalian
  • kāhakihakiMāori
  • smuci, trageRomanian
  • потянуть, потащить, отбуксировать, тащить, буксировать, дёрнуть, рывок, дёргать, тянутьRussian
  • இழுபறிக்குப்Tamil
  • sự kéo mạnhVietnamese

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