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synonyms for tugged

  • drag
  • draw
  • haul
  • heave
  • jerk
  • lug
  • strain
  • toil
  • tow
  • traction
  • wrench
  • yank
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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.
WE’RE THE COSMIC 1 PERCENT BUT OUR SOLAR SYSTEM ISN’T A COMPLETE WEIRDO - FACTS SO ROMANTICSEAN RAYMONDJANUARY 5, 2021NAUTILUS
Like Stanberry, his job was to unload packages from shipping containers pulled by motorized tugs.
A TEMP WORKER DIED ON THE JOB AFTER FEDEX DIDN’T FIX A KNOWN HAZARD. THE FINE: $7,000.BY WENDI C. THOMAS, MLK50: JUSTICE THROUGH JOURNALISMDECEMBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
Even if containers weren’t fully unloaded, the tug would move forward, witnesses told TOSHA.
A TEMP WORKER DIED ON THE JOB AFTER FEDEX DIDN’T FIX A KNOWN HAZARD. THE FINE: $7,000.BY WENDI C. THOMAS, MLK50: JUSTICE THROUGH JOURNALISMDECEMBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
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.
MUSSELS ARE SIMPLE TO PREPARE, AND ADD TASTY DRAMA TO THE TABLEMARTHA HOLMBERGOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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.
FIVE FALSEHOODS SPURRING REPUBLICAN CONCERN ABOUT THE ELECTIONPHILIP BUMPOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He reached far down into a trousers pocket and tugged to the light of day a roll that his fingers could not encircle.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Two more followed—one that tugged at the Black Hood's cape, a second that shot out the light in the room.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
So they fastened “belt-claws” to their stout girdles and tugged the bow strings into place with their back and leg muscles.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
The Schree holding Holaf's arms let go, tugged a weapon from his belt, struck Holaf over the head with it.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
Their limbs were truly skeletal, and curiously I tugged the white robe from the strange insect body as I followed the prince.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
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