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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 cause to follow by applying steady force on
“She tugged him along by his arm.”
To pull or drag with great effort
“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 devote serious and sustained effort
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“She's tugged all her life to get to where she is now in the business world.”
Catch hold of and pull quickly
To make something last for more time than is necessary
To engage in a contest
To engage in a physical encounter, either competitive or non-competitive
To go after or on the track of
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