Synonyms of 'tug'
to pull or drag with a sharp or powerful movementA little boy tugged at her sleeve excitedly.
to pull or drag with a sharp or powerful movementShe tugged him along by his arm.
He got up and dragged his chair towards the table.
I helped pull him out of the water.
A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
He was using the vehicle to tow his trailer.
Nobody wants to lug around huge heavy suitcases.
He heaved Barney to his feet.
He drew his chair nearer the fire.
a strong pull or jerkMy head was snapped backwards by a tug on my air hose.
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in the sense of draw
to cause (a person or thing) to move closer or further away from a place by pullingHe drew his chair nearer the fire.
in the sense of haul
to transport, such as in a lorryA crane hauled the car out of the stream.
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