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Tug, 1) trans. to pull, to draw, to drag, to haul along: I mean to t. it (your beard) H6A I, 3, 48. “so weary with disasters, --ed with fortune,” Mcb. III, 1, 112 (drawn and hauled about by fortune in my attempt to grapple with her; cf. Wint. IV, 4, 508). “t. him away,” Ant. III, 13, 102.
2) intr. to pull, to strive, to struggle, to grapple: “let myself and fortune t. for the time to come,” Wint. IV, 4, 508. “England now is left to t. and scamble,” John IV, 3, 146. “one that grasped and --ed for life,” H6B III, 2, 173. both (flood and wind) “--ing to be victors,” H6C II, 5, 11.
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