tug

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
tug

Third-person singular
tugs

Past tense
tugged

Past participle
tugged

Present participle
tugging

  1. (transitive) If you tug something, you pull or drag with great effort.
    The bouncers had to tug the drunkard out of the club.
  2. (transitive) If you tug something, you tow it using a tugboat.
    Tugboats were used to tug the ship out of the shallow waters.