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British English: /tʌɡ/
American English: /təɡ/

Translation of tug in French:


  • 1 (pull) (on rope, in sails)
    (on fishing line) secousse (f)
    to give something a tug
    tirer sur quelque chose
    the tug of old habits [figurative]
    la force des habitudes
    to feel a tug of loyalties
    se sentir partagé

transitive verb p prés etc -gg-

  • 1 (pull)
    tirer (object, hair)

intransitive verb

  • p prés etc -gg-
    to tug at ou on
    tirer sur (rope, hair)
    to tug at somebody's sleeve
    tirer quelqu'un par la manche
    to tug at one's moustache/lip
    se tirer la moustache/la lèvre

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