See also: Tuğ

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tuggen, toggen, from Old English togian (to draw, drag), from Proto-West Germanic *togōn, from Proto-Germanic *tugōną (to draw, tear), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull).

Cognate with Middle Low German togen (to draw), Middle High German zogen (to pull, tear off), Icelandic toga (to pull, draw). Related to tow.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: tŭg, IPA(key): /tʌɡ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌɡ

VerbEdit

tug (third-person singular simple present tugs, present participle tugging, simple past and past participle tugged)

  1. (transitive) to pull or drag with great effort
    The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
  2. (transitive) to pull hard repeatedly
    He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
  3. (transitive) to tow by tugboat
  4. (slang, transitive, intransitive) to masturbate

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NounEdit

tug (plural tugs)

  1. A sudden powerful pull.
    • 1697, Virgil, “The Eleventh Book of the Æneis”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      At the tug he falls, / Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
    • 2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      But Van Persie slotted home 40 seconds after the break before David Wheater saw red for a tug on Theo Walcott.
  2. (nautical) A tugboat.
  3. (obsolete) A kind of vehicle used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
    • 1910, Rudyard Kipling, Simple Simon:
      Cattiwi came down the steep lane with his five-horse timber-tug
  4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
  5. (mining) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
  6. (slang) An act of male masturbation.
    He had a quick tug to calm himself down before his date.

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ElfdalianEdit

NounEdit

tug n

  1. train

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


IbanagEdit

NounEdit

tug

  1. (anatomy) knee

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

tug

  1. inflection of tugur:
    1. indefinite accusative singular
    2. indefinite dative singular

Scottish GaelicEdit

VerbEdit

tug

  1. past tense of thoir

Usage notesEdit


TausugEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tuduʀ.

VerbEdit

tūg (used in the form magtūg)

  1. to sleep