English dictionary definition of:



  • a sudden abrupt pull
  • a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships


  • pull hard
  • strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • tow (a vessel) with a tug
  • carry with difficulty
  • move by pulling hard
  • pull or strain hard at
  • struggle in opposition


drive   jerk   labor American English spelling   labour British English spelling   lug   push   tote   towboat   tower   tugboat  

Scrabble score for tugs

Scrabble score = 5

generated at 02:16:40 on 28-02-20

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