Definition of TUG

  1. (noun)a sudden abrupt pull
  2. (noun)a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  3. (verb)pull hard
  4. (verb)strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  5. (verb)tow (a vessel) with a tug
  6. (verb)carry with difficulty
  7. (verb)move by pulling hard
  8. (verb)pull or strain hard at
  9. (verb)struggle in opposition