tug

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Principal Translations
EnglishSpanish
tug [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pull)tirar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  estirar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The boat was tugging a dinghy.
tug nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a pull)tirón nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
  estirón nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 Glenn gave the rope a tug and the bell rang.
tug at [sth] vi + prep (yank or pull on [sth])tirar de vi + prep
 Emily tugged at the door, but it wouldn't open.
 
Additional Translations
EnglishSpanish
tug nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tugboat) (barco)remolcador nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 A tug was crossing the river.
tug on [sth] vi + prep (pull on [sth])tirar de vi + prep
 Tom pulled on the rope and the load began to rise in the air.
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Compound Forms:
EnglishSpanish
tug at [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (yank or pull on [sth])jalar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
tug boat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (boat used to push large boats in harbour)remolcador nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 Most tugboats can push several barges at a time. I think tug boats are mildly oxymoronic, they're called tug, but they actually push.
 La mayoría de los remolcadores pueden empujar varias barcazas a la vez.
tug of war nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game: pulling on rope) (AR)cinchada nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 The heaviest people are at the back in games of tug of war.
 La gente más pesada siempre va atrás en la cinchada.
tug of war nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (struggle) (figurado)lucha nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 They will not get anything done until they cease this tug of war and start pulling in the same direction.
 No lograrán hacer nada hasta que detengan la lucha y empiecen a tirar los dos para el mismo lado.
tug-of-war nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game: pulling on rope)juego de tirar de la cuerda grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero").
 The heaviest people are at the back in games of tug-of-war.
 La gente más pesada siempre va atrás en el juego de tirar la cuerda.
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