tug, tugging


tug, tugging
A pulling or dragging movement or sensation.
- tracheal t. 1. a downward pull of the trachea, manifested by a downward movement of the thyroid cartilage, synchronous with the action of the heart and symptomatic of an aneurysm of the aortic arch; the sign is elicited most easily by drawing the cricoid cartilage upward with the thumb and forefinger while the patient sits with head thrown back and mouth closed; 2. a jerky type of inspiration seen when the intercostal muscles and the sternocostal parts of the diaphragm are paralyzed by deep general anesthesia or muscle relaxants; due to the unopposed action of the crura pulling on the dome of the diaphragm and thence on the pericardium, lung roots, and tracheobronchial tree during each inspiration.

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  • tug — [tug] vi. tugged, tugging [ME tuggen, prob. < ON toga, to draw, pull, akin to OE togian (see TOW1), teon, to pull < IE base * deuk , to draw, pull > DUCT] 1. to exert great effort in pulling; pull hard; drag; haul: often with at 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Tugging — Tug Tug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tugging}.] [OE. toggen; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to jerk, draw, Icel. toga to draw, AS. t[ e]on, p. p. togen, to draw, G. ziehen, OHG. ziohan, Goth. tiuhan, L. ducere to lead …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tug — Tug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tugging}.] [OE. toggen; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to jerk, draw, Icel. toga to draw, AS. t[ e]on, p. p. togen, to draw, G. ziehen, OHG. ziohan, Goth. tiuhan, L. ducere to lead,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tugging — tug·ging (tugґing) a pulling sensation …   Medical dictionary

  • tug — ► VERB (tugged, tugging) ▪ pull hard or suddenly. ► NOUN 1) a hard or sudden pull. 2) (also tugboat) a small, powerful boat for towing larger boats and ships, especially in harbour. ORIGIN from the base of …   English terms dictionary

  • tug|ging|ly — «TUHG ihng lee», adverb. with tugging …   Useful english dictionary

  • tug — tug1 [tʌg] v past tense and past participle tugged present participle tugging 1.) [I and T] to pull with one or more short, quick pulls ▪ The woman gently tugged his arm. tug at/on something ▪ Joe was tugging at her sleeve. 2.) [T always +… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tug — [[t]tʌ̱g[/t]] tugs, tugging, tugged 1) VERB If you tug something or tug at it, you give it a quick and usually strong pull. [V at n] A little boy came running up and tugged at his sleeve excitedly... [V n] She kicked him, tugging his thick hair.… …   English dictionary

  • tug — I UK [tʌɡ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms tug : present tense I/you/we/they tug he/she/it tugs present participle tugging past tense tugged past participle tugged to pull someone or something by making a short strong movement tug… …   English dictionary

  • tug — 01. The little dog was [tugging] at its leash, trying to get away. 02. We felt the fish [tug] the line, and then suddenly, it was gone. 03. The kitten [tugged] at my shoe lace. 04. I felt a [tug] at my sleeve and turned around to see an old… …   Grammatical examples in English