Definition of tug

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • tug is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 4
  • tug is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 4
  • tug is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 6

Definition of tug


  • a sudden abrupt pull (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. jerk
  • a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. towboat
    2. tower
    3. tugboat
  • carry with difficulty (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. lug
    2. tote
  • strive and make an effort to reach a goal (verb)

    Examples

    1. She tugged for years to make a decent living

    Synonyms

    1. drive
    2. labor
    3. labour
    4. push
  • move by pulling hard (verb)

    Examples

    1. The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud
  • pull hard (verb)

    Examples

    1. The prisoner tugged at the chains
    2. This movie tugs at the heart strings
  • pull or strain hard at (verb)

    Examples

    1. Each oar was tugged by several men
  • struggle in opposition (verb)

    Examples

    1. She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts
  • tow (a vessel) with a tug (verb)

    Examples

    1. The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor

See definition of tug in Merriam Webster

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