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synonyms for tugging

  • drag
  • draw
  • haul
  • heave
  • jerk
  • lug
  • strain
  • toil
  • tow
  • traction
  • wrench
  • yank
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How to use tugging in a sentence

He’s had a clear view of rules discussions throughout his career, including the recent tug between expanding the playoffs or not.
IF THE MLB PLAYOFFS ARE EXPANDED, MAX SCHERZER WANTS TO TRY A ROUND-ROBIN FORMATJESSE DOUGHERTYFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The rioters pulled at least two of the Capitol Police officers in riot gear into the crowd, stealing their batons and pepper spray and setting off a kind of human tug of war, before other officers were eventually able to pull their colleagues out.
“I DON’T TRUST THE PEOPLE ABOVE ME”: RIOT SQUAD COPS OPEN UP ABOUT DISASTROUS RESPONSE TO CAPITOL INSURRECTIONBY JOAQUIN SAPIEN AND JOSHUA KAPLANFEBRUARY 12, 2021PROPUBLICA
He approached one of the women, according to court papers, and tried to yank fliers from her hand, resulting in a tug of war over the papers before the woman was able to pull back from Brennan with the fliers, according to police.
BETHESDA BIKE-TRAIL ASSAILANT RECEIVES PROBATION FOR ATTACK IN FLIER-SNATCHING CASEDAN MORSEFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A tug-of-war between distribution and supply may emerge in coming months, but in the United States, leaders of Operation Warp Speed are already anticipating the possibility of a surplus of vaccine.
COMPANIES SCRAMBLE TO EXPAND CORONAVIRUS VACCINE SUPPLYCAROLYN Y. JOHNSONJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When a worker signaled for the tug operator to pull forward, six workers stood with their backs to the conveyor belts, per the safety protocol.
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
Motorized tugs pull cargo containers on dollies across the facility, which spans 880 acres, an area larger than New York’s Central Park.
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
Whether I wanted to remain engaged in research and teaching graduates being engaged in scholarship, or be pulled away into administration, that was really a tug-of-war for me.
CHANCELLOR HAROLD L. MARTIN, ON HIS PLAN TO SAFELY OPEN THE NATION'S LARGEST HBCU DURING COVID-19EBEN SHAPIROAUGUST 23, 2020TIME
For Mrs. Robin had an end of a pinkish-white worm in her bill, on which she was tugging as hard as she could.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
A fifty-mile breeze lashed us spitefully, tugging at our shirt-sleeves and drowning our voices, while we halted on that pinnacle.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Stop and try a ride, Billy, urged Lance Darby, holding the cord of the tugging kite.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
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