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What is another word for tug?

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Verb
To pull or drag along through the application of steady force
“She reached out and grabbed hold of the gunwale and leaned her weight backward to tug the heavy craft closer to the piling, holding the boat in place.”
Verb
To pull or drag something after grabbing it
“My mother would tug at my sleeve, and I would shoot straight out of my seat and stand at attention.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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To engage in a competition or contest
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Noun
A hard or sudden pull or jerk
“Stefan took the handle of the door and gave it a tug. It held fast. And despite each successive tug he gave, he could not budge it.”
Noun
An act of dragging something
“With a collective tug of the vehicle, the men were able to remove it from the pit.”
Noun
A small, powerful boat used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels
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