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

Translation of tug in Spanish:

transitive verb -gg-

  • 1.1 (pull)
    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) 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)

intransitive verb -gg-

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

noun

  • 1 (pull) to give something a tug
    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)
    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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