tug

Part of speech: verb

To pull with great effort; draw forcibly.

Part of speech: noun

The act of tugging.

Part of speech: noun

A struggle; wrestle.

Part of speech: noun

A steam- vessel for towing.

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Usage examples "tug":

  1. Mr. Twist's heart gave a kind of tug at him. - "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
  2. The tug was where it lay when we left, and at my hail the captain and his crew of three were astir. - "Blindfolded", Earle Ashley Walcott.
  3. But now comes the tug of war. - "Ralph Granger's Fortunes", William Perry Brown.