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Present participle for to pull or drag along through the application of steady force
“She tugged him along by his arm.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
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Present participle for to engage in a competition or contest
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Present participle for to engage in a physical encounter, either competitive or non-competitive
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