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[n] a sudden abrupt pull
[n] a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
[v] struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"
[v] pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
[v] pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"
[v] move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
[v] exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
[v] carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
[v] tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"

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