- n a sudden abrupt pull
- n a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
- v pull hard
The prisoner tugged at the chains
This movie tugs at the heart strings
- v strive and make an effort to reach a goal
She tugged for years to make a decent living
- v tow (a vessel) with a tug
The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor
- v carry with difficulty
- v move by pulling hard
The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud
- v pull or strain hard at
Each oar was tugged by several men
- v struggle in opposition
She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts
- He crawls into the fire box of the Narcissus to repair the boiler so that the tug can pull the Glacier Queen out of danger.
- It required only 660 well-paid (from $440 to $674 per month) railroad tugboat workers, plus a blizzard, to bring complete and even desperate confusion last week to New York City .
- The French tug Minotaure got a line aboard the hulk's stern just as the Dutch tug Rood Zee got one aboard the prow.
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Here's a story that will tug at your heart. Sebastien De La Cruz, nicknamed El Charro de Oro, who first showcased his powerhouse vocals when he competed on America's Got Talent...
June 13, 2013 - E! Online
- GOP Locked in Immigration Tug of War
An internal tug of war between Republicans is playing out in Congress' immigration reform. NBC News reports.
June 12, 2013 - CNBC
- TEAS sponsors Parliamentary Tug of War competition to support those living with cancer in the UK
The European Azerbaijan Society was one of the main sponsors for this year's Parliamentary Tug of War competition, raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10826374.htm
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- LeBron James in USA Today
It was a tug-of-war match for the first three quarters,James said. "My teammates needed me to make plays and I did."
- Jessica Simpson in FOXNews
As far as boys go, I don't need 'em. I want a man,Simpson said, adding that she wants "somebody who's a really great family guy." "Like if a kid were to come up to him and tug on his shirt, he'd pick him up and twirl him around. I...
- Charlie Crist in Ninemsn
Trying to clear his name and then he dies. If you have a heart pounding in your chest, that has to tug at you a little bit. It should,Crist said.