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Synonyms for tug

Synonyms for tug

to exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

a sudden motion, such as a pull

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a sudden abrupt pull

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a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

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pull hard

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

tow (a vessel) with a tug

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carry with difficulty

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move by pulling hard

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pull or strain hard at

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struggle in opposition

References in classic literature ?
Two of the gun-crew went down; the other trained their piece at the water-line of the oncoming tug.
I saw the helmsman lunge forward upon the wheel, pulling the helm around so that the tug sheered off quickly from her course, and I recall realizing that all our efforts were to be in vain, because of all the men aboard, Fate had decreed that this one should fall first to an enemy bullet.
My boche was bearing me toward the side of the submarine against which the tug was still pounding.
Then I sprang toward the edge of the deck closest to the girl upon the sinking tug.
Instantly as though with implicit confidence in my ability to save her, she leaped over the side of the tug onto the sloping, slippery side of the U-boat.
The sinking tug drew us far below the surface; but I had seized her the moment I struck the water, and so we went down together, and together we came up--a few yards from the U-boat.
Even the tugs, now with their engines stopped, were approaching her without a ripple, the burly-looking paddle-boat sheering forward, while the other, a screw, smaller and of slender shape, made for her quarter so gently that she did not divide the smooth water, but seemed to glide on its surface as if on a sheet of plate-glass, a man in her bow, the master at the wheel visible only from the waist upwards above the white screen of the bridge, both of them so still-eyed as to fascinate young Powell into curious self-forgetfulness and immobility.
returned Clennam, upon whom this impression was so efficiently made by a mere gleam of the polished head that he spoke the ship instead of the Tug.
It is the high degree of refinement to the Stan Tug 1907 ICE design that will be of considerable benefit to Great Lakes Shipyard during the construction process and to The Great Lakes Towing Company in its use and operation of the new tugs.
The Sharjah Ports Authority has taken delivery of a Damen ASD tug 2411, named Al Luolo'aya, from Damen Shipyards recently.
The Flyer-Truck[R] C-Series is the only towbarless electric tug vehicle designed to move general aviation, military, and commercial aircraft in the MTOW range 35,000 lbs (15 tons) up to 220,000 lbs (100 tons), comfortably and safely in all weather conditions, protecting both the aircraft, the operator, and ground crews at the same time.
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The tug and barge industry touches every single person's life in Alaska because of the spectrum of deliveries brought to and taken from Alaska, foundational to commerce at all levels.
Niels Tinsfeldt, managing director, NSW, said, "The Nakilat Damen Shipyards' mooring tugs introduced to NSW represent a very agile and strong supplement to the tug fleet at the LNG Port in Ras Laffan.
A spokeswoman for the Martime and Coastguard Agency said the tug was towing an 80 metre barge and had suffered engine failure.