tug - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/tʌɡ/
present tense
I/you/we/theytug
he/she/ittugs
present participletugging
past tensetugged
past participletugged
  1. to pull someone or something by making a short strong movement
    tug at/on something:

    The little boy kept tugging on his mother’s skirt.

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