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tugged

[ tuhg ]SEE DEFINITION OF tugged

Synonyms for tugged

  • drag
  • draw
  • haul
  • heave
  • jerk
  • lug
  • strain
  • toil
  • tow
  • traction
  • wrench
  • yank
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TUGGED

He glowered at his fate, and tugged his tawny moustache for some time in silence.

Dick glowered sullenly at the wall and tugged his great moustache.

He tugged at his collar as if to breathe the easier, cleared his throat and began again.

Though each guest tugged with all his might, he tugged in vain.

Frantically he tugged and tore at the slimy rope, hauling with a will and a prayer.

I leaped to the ground, tugged at a rail and threw one end off.

"Now to get loose," said Ned, as he tugged and strained at his bonds.

He tugged still harder, and repeatedly, until the whole tepee was in motion.

Again Nikita tugged at the shaft on his side, and Vasili Andreevich did the same on the other.

Merritt tugged at his coat, understanding what it was all about.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from weak grade of Old English teohan "to pull, drag," from Proto-Germanic *teukh- "pull," from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related to tow (v.). Related: Tugged; tugging.