tug

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tug(
tuhg
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to yank)
a. tirar de
Jill's son tugged her arm and said, "But I want to go to the zoo!"El hijo de Jill le tiró del brazo y dijo, "¡Pero yo quiero ir al zoo!"
b. jalar
At the count of three, let's all tug the rope.A la cuenta de tres, vamos todos a jalar la cuerda.
c. halar
If you tug this string, it rings an alarm bell at the nurses' station.Si halas este cordón, suena una alarma en la estación de enfermería.
d. remolcar (boat)
We have to tug the barge to the next dock.Tenemos que remolcar la barcaza hasta el próximo muelle.
2. (to haul)
a. arrastrar
The girl was tugging the shivering chihuahua across the snowy park.La chica arrastraba al tembloroso chihuahua a través del parque nevado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to yank; often used with "at" or "on")
a. tirar
The knight tugged as hard as he could, but the enchanted sword remained lodged in the stone.El caballero tiró tan fuerte como pudo, pero la espada encantada seguía fija en la piedra.
b. jalar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We tugged and tugged at the rope, but the horse wouldn't move.Jalamos y jalamos de la cuerda, pero el caballo no se movía.
c. dar un tirón
Martha tugged at the chain, but the toilet wouldn't flush.Martha dio un tirón a la cadena, pero el inodoro no funcionó.
d. halar
We tugged at the bamboo, pulling it out by the roots to make sure it wouldn't grow back.Halamos del tallo del bambú, arrancándolo de raiz para asegurar que no volviera a crecer.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (act of pulling)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She felt a tug on one of her pigtails, and turned around to see who it was.Sintió un tirón en una de sus trenzas y dio la vuelta para ver quién era.
b. el jalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
If you give this end of the rope a tug, the knot will come undone.Si le das un jalón a este extremo de la cuerda, el nudo se deshará.
c. el halón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
When you feel three short tugs on the line, you'll know I've reached the bottom of the cliff.Cuando sientas tres cortos halones en el cabo, sabrás que he llegado al fondo del acantilado.
5. (nautical)
a. el remolcador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I've worked on a tug in this harbor for 20 years.Llevo 20 años trabajando en un remolcador en este puerto.
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tug
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (pull)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to give something a tugdar un tirón a algo
tug of warjuego en el que dos equipos tiran de una soga
2. (nautical)
a. el remolcador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (rope, handle)
a. tirar de
4. (nautical)
a. remolcar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a.
to tug at somethingdar un tirón a algo
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tug [tʌɡ]
noun
1 (pull) tirón (m); jalón (m); (LAm)
to give sth a (good) tug dar a algo un tirón (fuerte)
2 (Náut) (boat) remolcador (m)
transitive verb
1 (pull) tirar de; jalar; (LAm)
to tug sth along arrastrar algo; llevar algo arrastrándolo
2 (Náut) remolcar
eventually they tugged the boat clear por fin sacaron el barco a flote
intransitive verb
tirar; jalar; (LAm)
to tug at sth tirar de algo; they tugged their hardest se esforzaron muchísimo tirando de él; somebody was tugging at my sleeve alguien me tiraba de la manga
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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