WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
tug vtr (pull)tirar vtr
 estirar vtr
tug n (a pull)tirón nm
 estirón nm
 
Additional Translations
tug n (tugboat) barcoremolcador nm
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
push tug icaremolcador de empuje nm
tug at [sth] v (yank or pull on [sth] ) Argentinatironear vtr
 No lo tironees tanto que lo vas a romper.
 jalar v
tug boat n (boat used to push large boats in harbour)remolcador nm
 Most tugboats can push several barges at a time.
 I think tug boats are mildly oxymoronic, they're called tug, but they actually push.
tug of war n literal (game: 2 teams pulling on a rope)tirar de la cuerda
 It is better to have heavy people on your team rather than light people when playing tug of war.
 Tirar de la cuerda, aunque no es autóctono de Chile, suele ser uno de sus juegos típicos.
 Argentinacinchada nf
 Cuando jugábamos al "Martín pescador" al final se hacía una cinchada.
tug of war n figurative (struggle) figlucha nf
 Gene is undergoing a real tug of war in his struggle to quit smoking.
 They will not get anything done until they cease this tug of war and start pulling in the same direction.
tug-of-love n UK colloquial (child custody dispute between parents)litigio entre padres por la custodia de los hijos nm
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