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

Translation of tug in German:


  • 1
    Ruck Mask.
    he felt a tug on the fishingline
    er spürte, wie etwas an der Angel zog
    he gave the rope a tug
    er zerrte am Seil
    tug of love [battle] [informal] (Streit bei der Ehescheidung, wem das Kind zugesprochen wird)tug of war (literal or figurative)
    Tauziehen Neutr.
  • 3 [figurative] (emotional pain)it was a tug
    es tat weh [informal]
    she felt a big tug at parting
    der Abschied fiel ihr sehr schwer

transitive verb -gg-

  • schleppen (Boot)
    be tugged this way and that [figurative]
    hin- und hergerissen sein

intransitive verb -gg-

  • zerren (at an) + Dat.
    tug at somebody's heartstrings [figurative]
    jemandem das Herz zerreißen
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