Translation of tug in Spanish:
transitive verb -gg-
- 1.1 (pull)(sleeve/cord)
jalar (de) (Latin America except Southern Cone)Example sentences1.2 (drag) a boy tugging a heavy suitcase along
un chico con una pesada maleta a rastrasExample sentences1.3 (Nautical)
- 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.
- 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-
- 1 (pull) to give something a tugtirar de algoshe still felt the tug of her native land
jalar (de) algo (Latin America except Southern Cone)
darle or pegarle un tirón a algo
darle or pegarle un jalón a algo (Latin America except Southern Cone)todavía le tiraba su tierraExample 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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