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noun as in quick pull

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Our exoplanet-searching techniques look for the effect of planets on their host star, either through a cyclical gravitational tug, or by periodically blinking out some of the star’s light.

Even if containers weren’t fully unloaded, the tug would move forward, witnesses told TOSHA.

Like Stanberry, his job was to unload packages from shipping containers pulled by motorized tugs.

To remove the byssus, grasp it with your thumb and forefinger or between your thumb and the blade of a paring knife and give a sharp tug toward the hinged end of the shell.

For all of the tumult we’ve seen since, his approval ratings have barely budged, caught a bit below-center in a tug-of-war between two incredibly strong forces.

She tugged on the black rope that wrapped around his thighs and torso, her leather gloves creaking with each adjustment.

As I was coming out, my sister [Valerie] tugged on me and said, ‘That’s the boy who kicked me off my bicycle.

Ted tugged at the brass buttons of her red, wool-crepe dress.

The handcuffs required her to reach with both hands as she tugged up the left leg of her stockings.

He repeatedly tugged at the waist of his baggy pants to keep them up.

He reached far down into a trousers pocket and tugged to the light of day a roll that his fingers could not encircle.

Two more followed—one that tugged at the Black Hood's cape, a second that shot out the light in the room.

So they fastened “belt-claws” to their stout girdles and tugged the bow strings into place with their back and leg muscles.

The Schree holding Holaf's arms let go, tugged a weapon from his belt, struck Holaf over the head with it.

Their limbs were truly skeletal, and curiously I tugged the white robe from the strange insect body as I followed the prince.

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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tugged, such as: draw, jerk, tow, traction, strain, and drag.

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