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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tug /ˈtʌg/
 用力拉,拖船,苦幹,掙扎,繩索(vi.)(vt.)用力拉

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tug

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tug, v. i.
 1. To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
    He tugged, he shook, till down they came.   --Milton.
 2. To labor; to strive; to struggle.
 England now is left
 To tug and scamble and to part by the teeth
 The unowed interest of proud-swelling state.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tug, n.
 1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
 At the tug he falls,
 Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.   --Dryden.
 2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. Naut. A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
 4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
 5. Mining. An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
 Tug iron, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tug v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tugged p. pr. & vb. n. Tugging.]
 1. To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.
    There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.   --Roscommon.
 2. To pull; to pluck. [Obs.]
 To ease the pain,
 His tugged cars suffered with a strain.   --Hudibras.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tug
      n 1: a sudden abrupt pull [syn: jerk]
      2: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
         [syn: tugboat, towboat, tower]
      v 1: pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie
           tugs at the heart strings"
      2: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for
         years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little
         to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her
         doctoral thesis" [syn: labor, labour, push, drive]
      3: tow (a vessel) with a tug; "The tugboat tugged the freighter
         into the harbor"
      4: carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
         [syn: lug, tote]
      5: move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out
         of the mud"
      6: pull or strain hard at; "Each oar was tugged by several men"
      7: struggle in opposition; "She tugged and wrestled with her
         conflicts"
      [also: tugging, tugged]