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1. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] pull hard.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • pull in
  • attract

Antonyms

  • walk
  • stifle
  • discontinue
  • relax

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Tug

  • antidrug
  • unplug
  • debug
  • snug
  • smug
  • slug
  • shrug
  • plug
  • krug
  • klug
  • drug
  • zug
  • thug
  • sugg
  • schug
  • rugg
  • rug
  • pug
  • mug
  • lug
  • jug
  • hugg
  • hug
  • dug
  • doug
  • chug
  • bugge
  • bugg
  • bug
  • ugh

Sentences with tug


1. Noun, singular or mass
Give the strap a quick tug until you hear a "click" sound.

2. Verb, base form
Push a fine needle through the snag and gently tug any loose threads to the back.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
After four weeks, gently tug at the cutting, if it shows some resistance, it has rooted.

Quotes about tug


1. You're very welcome,"she said, giving my hair a hard tug. "You should be used to being gawked at by now.""And yet I'm not.""Well, if it gets too bad, give me a signal, and I'll get up on the banquet table, toss my skirt over my head, and do a little dance. That way no one will be looking at you.
- Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

2. tug-of-war

noun. any hard struggle between equally matched groups.

Synonyms

  • battle
  • conflict

Antonyms

  • defend
  • agreement
  • keep

3. tug

noun. ['ˈtʌg'] a sudden abrupt pull.

Synonyms

  • pulling
  • jerk

Antonyms

  • attract
  • criticize
  • retreat

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] tow (a vessel) with a tug.

Antonyms

  • obviate

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tug

noun. ['ˈtʌg'] a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.

Synonyms

  • tugboat
  • towboat
  • helm
  • tower

Antonyms

  • make peace
  • defend
  • bottom out
  • top out

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] carry with difficulty.

Synonyms

  • transport
  • tote
  • carry

Antonyms

  • glycerolize
  • invest
  • deposit
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] pull or strain hard at.

Synonyms

  • force
  • pull

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • surrender
  • pull out

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] move by pulling hard.

Synonyms

  • move

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • adduct

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] strive and make an effort to reach a goal.

Synonyms

  • push
  • struggle
  • strive
  • labour
  • reach
  • drive
  • bear on
  • strain
  • fight

Antonyms

  • open
  • thicken
  • refrain
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. tug

verb. ['ˈtʌg'] struggle in opposition.

Synonyms

  • fight
  • contend

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • leave
  • stand still

Etymology

  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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