Tug is defined as to drag or pull hard.(verb)
An example of tug is a dog pulling on the knot in a rope which is being pulled in the opposite direction by someone.
Tug is short for tugboat which is a boat that is used for towing or pushing other water vehicles.(noun)
An example of a tug is the type of boat that would be used to tow a broken down battleship back to shore.
See tug in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tuggen, prob. < ON toga, to draw, pull, akin to OE togian (see tow), teon, to pull < IE base *deuk-, to draw, pull > duct
See tug in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb tugged tugged, tug·ging, tugs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English tuggen
Origin: , from Old English tēon; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
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