Synonyms of tug
1 pullDictionary • A little boy tugged at her sleeve excitedly.
pull • Wes was in the yard pulling weeds when we drove up.
pluck • He plucked the cigarette from his mouth.
yank • She yanked the child back into the house.
wrench • They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
2 dragDictionary • She tugged him along by his arm.
drag • He got up and dragged his chair towards the table.
pull • I helped pull him out of the water.
haul • A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
tow • He was using the vehicle to tow his trailer.
lug • Nobody wants to lug around huge heavy suitcases.
heave • He heaved Barney to his feet.
draw • He drew his chair nearer the fire.
pullDictionary • My head was snapped backwards by a tug on my air hose.
pull • The tooth must be removed with a firm, straight pull.
jerk • He gave the dog's lead a jerk.
yank • Grabbing his ponytail, Shirley gave it a yank.
wrench • The rope stopped his fall with a wrench that broke his neck.
tow • I can give you a tow if you want.
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dragIf you drag something, you pull it along the ground, often with difficulty.
• He got up and dragged his chair towards the table.
drawIf you draw something or someone in a particular direction, you move them in that direction, usually by pulling them gently.
• He drew his chair nearer the fire.
• A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
Thesaurus for tug from the Collins English Thesaurus
to pull or drag with sharp or powerful movements