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Is tug a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tug is a Scrabble US word. The word tug is worth 4 points in Scrabble:


Is tug a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tug is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:


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3 letters words from 'tug'


2 letters words from 'tug'

GU 3UG 3
UT 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tug

tug utg tgu gtu ugt gut

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Definitions and meaning of tug



From Middle English tuggen, toggen, from Old English togian (to draw, drag), from Proto-Germanic *tugōną (to draw, tear), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull). Cognate with Middle Low German togen (to draw), Middle High German zogen (to pull, tear off), Icelandic toga (to pull, draw). Related to tow.


  • enPR: tŭg, IPA(key): /tʌɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌɡ


tug (third-person singular simple present tugs, present participle tugging, simple past and past participle tugged)

  1. (transitive) to pull or drag with great effort
    The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
  2. (transitive) to pull hard repeatedly
    He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
  3. (transitive) to tow by tugboat

Derived terms

  • tug down
  • tug up



tug (plural tugs)

  1. A sudden powerful pull.
    • At the tug he falls, / Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
  2. (nautical) A tugboat.
  3. (obsolete) A kind of vehicle used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
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  4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
  5. (mining) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
  6. (slang) An act of masturbation.
    He had a quick tug to calm himself down before his date.

Derived terms

  • tug of war



  • GUT, Gut, UTG, gut



tug n

  1. train


This noun needs an inflection-table template.




  1. inflection of tugur:
    1. indefinite accusative singular
    2. indefinite dative singular

Scottish Gaelic



  1. past tense of thoir

Usage notes

  • This is the dependent form, the basic form being thug.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TUFTING, the act of decorating with tufts.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)