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  • a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  • a sudden abrupt pull
  • struggle in opposition
    • She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts
  • pull or strain hard at
    • Each oar was tugged by several men
  • move by pulling hard
    • The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud
  • carry with difficulty
    • You'll have to lug this suitcase
  • tow (a vessel) with a tug
    • The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor
  • strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    • She tugged for years to make a decent living
    • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
    • She is driving away at her doctoral thesis
  • pull hard
    • The prisoner tugged at the chains
    • This movie tugs at the heart strings
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