1. A sudden abrupt pull (synset 100116320)
  2. A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships (synset 104503138)
  1. Pull hard (synset 201455529)
    "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
  2. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal (synset 202412046)
    "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"
  3. Tow (a vessel) with a tug (synset 201457247)
    "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"
  4. Carry with difficulty (synset 201456857)
    "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
  5. Move by pulling hard (synset 201455867)
    "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
  6. Pull or strain hard at (synset 201455720)
    "Each oar was tugged by several men"
  7. Struggle in opposition (synset 201093709)
    "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"

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