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

Translation of tug in Spanish:

transitive verb -gg-

  • 1 (pull)
    tirar de
    jalar (de) ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )
    Example sentences
    • It stuck like glue and no matter how hard he tugged it, it just wouldn't budge.
    • He murmured, gently tugging my arm and pulling me into his lap.
    • Slowly and steadily I reel it in, remembering Glyn's advice not to tug the hook too suddenly.
  • 2 (drag) a boy tugging a heavy suitcase along
    un chico con una pesada maleta a rastras
    Example sentences
    • Recently, the ship was tugged back to the Steel yard and covered with a tarp for the winter where it will begin renovations.
    • He said the ship was being tugged to a shipwrecking yard when the tugboat's cables broke and high tides pushed the tanker to shallow water where it ran aground.

intransitive verb -gg-

  • to tug at something
    tirar de algo
    jalar (de) algo ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )
    he tugged at my sleeve
    me tiró de la manga
    me jaló la manga ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )
    to tug on something
    darle or pegarle un tirón a algo
    jalar algo ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )


  • 1 (pull)
    jalón (masculine) ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )
    to give something a tug
    tirar de algo
    jalar (de) algo ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )
    darle or pegarle un tirón a algo
    darle or pegarle un jalón a algo ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )
    she still felt the tug of her native land
    todavía le tiraba su tierra
    Example sentences
    • I took the edge of the blanket and gave it a hard tug pulling the whole thing off the bed.
    • He began drawing a detailed picture of an angel when a sudden tug on his shoulders nearly made him fall off the bench.
    • About 5 minutes later I felt a hard tug, and started reeling in the fish.

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