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

Translation of tug in German:

noun

  • 1
    Ruck, der
    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] [colloquial] (Streit bei der Ehescheidung, wem das Kind zugesprochen wird)tug of war (literal or figurative)
  • 3 [figurative] (emotional pain) See examples:it was a tug
    es tat weh
    [colloquial]
    she felt a big tug at parting
    der Abschied fiel ihr sehr schwer

transitive verb -gg-

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

intransitive verb -gg-

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

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