tug

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/tʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tug)


Inflections of 'tug' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
tugs
v 3rd person singular
tugging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
tugged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
tugged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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tug

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [quick, forceful, mighty, slight] tug
  2. are playing tug-of-war
  3. give the [rope, door] a tug
  4. just give it a good tug
  5. gave it a gentle tug
  6. gave his [sleeve, hair, arm] a tug
  7. felt a tug at my [sleeve]
  8. came [off, out] with a tug
v
  1. tugged (at) [his shirt, her hair, the door]
  2. tug the [door, window, drawer] open
  3. tug open the [door]
  4. tug the [sled, cart, wagon] uphill
  5. tugged (on) the [cord, rope]
n as adj
  1. sexually explicit: gave him a tug job
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