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(verb) 
Definition
to pull or drag with a sharp or powerful movement
A little boy tugged at her sleeve excitedly.
Synonyms
pull
Wes was in the yard pulling weeds when we drove up.
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pluck
He plucked the pen from behind his ear.
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yank
She yanked the child back into the house.
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wrench
They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
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(verb) 
Definition
to pull or drag with a sharp or powerful movement
She tugged him along by his arm.
Synonyms
drag
He got up and dragged his chair towards the table.
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pull
I helped pull him out of the water.
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haul
A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
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tow
He was using the vehicle to tow his trailer.
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lug
Nobody wants to lug around huge heavy suitcases.
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heave
He heaved Barney to his feet.
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draw
He drew his chair nearer the fire.
(noun) 
Definition
a strong pull or jerk
My head was snapped backwards by a tug on my air hose.
Synonyms
pull
The tooth must be removed with a firm, straight pull.
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jerk
She gave the dog's lead a jerk.
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yank
Grabbing his ponytail, Shirley gave it a yank.
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wrench
The rope stopped his fall with a wrench that hurt his ribs.
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tow
I can give you a tow if you want.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of draw
Definition
to cause (a person or thing) to move closer or further away from a place by pulling
He drew his chair nearer the fire.
Synonyms
in the sense of haul
Definition
to transport, such as in a lorry
A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
Synonyms
tow,
tug,
hump (British, slang),
in the sense of haul
Definition
the act of dragging with effort
Synonyms

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