TUG, verb transitive [Latin duco. See Tow, to draw.]
1. To pull or draw with great effort; to drag along with continued exertion; to haul along.
There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
2. To pull; to pluck.
--To ease the pain
His tugg'd ears suffer'd with a strain.
TUG, verb intransitive To pull with great effort; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
1. To labor; to strive; to struggle.
They long wrestled and strenuously tugged for their liberty. [This is not elegant.]
TUG, noun A pull with the utmost effort.
At the tug he falls--
Vast ruins come along--
1. A sort of carriage, used in some parts of England for conveying bavins or faggots and other things.
2. In some parts of New England, the traces of a harness are called tugs.