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A hard or sudden pull
“I took the edge of the blanket and gave it a hard tug pulling the whole thing off the bed.”
A small, powerful boat used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels
To pull or drag along through the application of steady force
“She tugged him along by his arm.”
To pull or drag something after grabbing it
“She tugged at Rob's sleeve with just enough force to suggest that she would tug much harder if he did not comply with her wishes.”
To hold or grab something, especially with the intention of pulling at it
“The noise around me of my peers laughing and chatting around me makes me tug tightly at the straps of my bag.”
To apply great and continuous effort
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To engage in a competition or contest
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