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tug

Pronunciation: /tʌg/

Translation of tug in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

  • 1.1 (pull) [sleeve/cord] tirar de, jalar (de) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur)
    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.
    1.2 (drag) arrastrar 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.
    1.3 [Nautical/Náutica] remolcar*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-gg-)

  • to tug at sth tirar de algo, jalar (de) algo (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) he tugged at my sleeve me tiró de la manga, me jaló la manga (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) to tug on sth darle* or pegarle* un tirón a algo, jalar algo (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur)

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