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Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
Charles Henry Parkhurst

Meaning of "tugging" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TUGGING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUGGING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tugging is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tugging in English.

WHAT DOES TUGGING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TUGGING

PRESENT

Present
I tug
you tug
he/she/it tugs
we tug
you tug
they tug
Present continuous
I am tugging
you are tugging
he/she/it is tugging
we are tugging
you are tugging
they are tugging
Present perfect
I have tugged
you have tugged
he/she/it has tugged
we have tugged
you have tugged
they have tugged
Present perfect continuous
I have been tugging
you have been tugging
he/she/it has been tugging
we have been tugging
you have been tugging
they have been tugging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tugged
you tugged
he/she/it tugged
we tugged
you tugged
they tugged
Past continuous
I was tugging
you were tugging
he/she/it was tugging
we were tugging
you were tugging
they were tugging
Past perfect
I had tugged
you had tugged
he/she/it had tugged
we had tugged
you had tugged
they had tugged
Past perfect continuous
I had been tugging
you had been tugging
he/she/it had been tugging
we had been tugging
you had been tugging
they had been tugging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tug
you will tug
he/she/it will tug
we will tug
you will tug
they will tug
Future continuous
I will be tugging
you will be tugging
he/she/it will be tugging
we will be tugging
you will be tugging
they will be tugging
Future perfect
I will have tugged
you will have tugged
he/she/it will have tugged
we will have tugged
you will have tugged
they will have tugged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tugging
you will have been tugging
he/she/it will have been tugging
we will have been tugging
you will have been tugging
they will have been tugging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tugging
you would tugging
he/she/it would tugging
we would tugging
you would tugging
they would tugging
Conditional continuous
I would be tugging
you would be tugging
he/she/it would be tugging
we would be tugging
you would be tugging
they would be tugging
Conditional perfect
I would have tugging
you would have tugging
he/she/it would have tugging
we would have tugging
you would have tugging
they would have tugging
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tugging
you would have been tugging
he/she/it would have been tugging
we would have been tugging
you would have been tugging
they would have been tugging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tug
we let´s tug
you tug
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tug
Past participle
tugged
Present Participle
tugging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUGGING

tufter
tuftily
tufty
tug
tug-of-love
tug-of-war
tugboat
Tugela
tugged
tugger
tuggingly
tughrik
tugless
tugrik
tui
tui-na
tuile
Tuileries
tuille
tuillette

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUGGING

bagging
begging
blogging
bragging
changing
debugging
dogging
dragging
flagging
gagging
hogging
hugging
jogging
lagging
legging
ligging
logging
nagging
plugging
rigging
tagging

Synonyms and antonyms of tugging in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TUGGING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tugging» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tugging
drag · draw · haul · heave · jerk · lug · pluck · pull · tow · traction · wrench · yank

Translation of «tugging» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUGGING

Find out the translation of tugging to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tugging from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tugging» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

揪着
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tirón
570 millions of speakers

English

tugging
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tugging
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التجاذبات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дергать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

puxando
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tiraillement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penarik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zerren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

けん引
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

끌어 당김
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tugging
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giật mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வலிந்திழுத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टगिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asılarak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tirando
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szarpie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

смикати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

trăgînd
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραβάει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pluk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rycka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tugging
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tugging

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUGGING»

The term «tugging» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.518 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUGGING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tugging

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6 QUOTES WITH «TUGGING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tugging.
1
Dan Bartlett
I had a unique circumstance in which my career was associated with George W. Bush, who went straight to the top. I went to work for him in October of 1993. So my whole identity in national politics is associated with this president, and you know, I kind of want to leave it that way. It's not tugging at me to go do the '08 cycle.
2
Charles Henry Parkhurst
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
3
Grant-Lee Phillips
I'm always keen to head to where the greatest gravitation pull is tugging me.
4
Ronald Steel
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
5
Lewis Thomas
We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.
6
Charlyne Yi
It's kind of shocking to me, actually, that I've almost been stereotyped, in a way - physically - because, I didn't get good grades in school; I got in a lot of fights. I wear glasses because I don't want something tugging my eyeball, but I wouldn't consider myself a 'nerd.' I don't know what really makes someone a nerd.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUGGING»

Discover the use of tugging in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tugging and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Tugging String: A Novel About Growing Up During the Civil ...
The lives of twelve-year-old Duvy, the son of a civil rights lawyer, and Dorothy Milton, a black women in Selma, Alabama who is not being permitted to register to vote, merge at the Selma-Montgomery Voting Right March when history is ...
David T. Greenberg, 2008
2
Tugging on God's Hand: Stories You Love from Women of Spirit
A pear tree is saved by prayer bees. These true stories are written by more than 50 women who live right in the middle of today's world--women who have seen God reach down and touch lives. A mother loses a daughter in an accident.
Penny Estes Wheeler, 2003
3
In-Formation; Moments of Realizationn
love you,' and she hears him perfectly well, but she can't help herself tugging for more, so she says, 'What did you just say?'” I had to smile because I suddenly remembered how that very afternoon Brian had said that we would talk and I was  ...
Joanna Infeld, 2008
4
My Native Cradle
The types of loop were the mounting loop and the tugging loop. The mounting loop enabled kites to gain altitude as they flew, while the tugging loop allowed kites to fly in a more diagonal fashion. Neither loop permitted the ideal flight of the  ...
Al Warren, 1998
5
Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom
M. 20. TUGGING. AT. THREADS. SEPTEMBER. 19,. 1989. ICHAEL SAT IN Gordon's office, looking across his colleague's desk and spitting out the contents of Bridger's latest letter with an amazement that had quickly shifted into fury. Bridger ...
John Hollway, Ronald M. Gauthier, 2013
6
The Timing of the Few
CHAPTER. NINETEEN. Are. You. Tugging. My. Boat? Are. You. Tugging. My. Boat? Albert Warren reached for the back of his head and disturbed the drying coagulated blood. One look at his hand let him know that he had been cold- cocked in ...
N. Sinclair Haynes, 2008
7
A Gaelic Dictionary: In Two Parts I. Guelic and English. - ...
Snatching, plucking, tugging; teasing, carping; browsing; grasping; apt to snatch, pluck, tug, or grasp. Spioi.adair, s. m. One who plucks or tugs; a teaser, a carper ; a pair of pincers or nippers. — Macd. N. pl. spio- ladairean. Spioladaireaciid, s.
Robert Archibald Armstrong, 1825
8
A DIFFERENT KIND OF TREE
(John 17:14-16 ESV) Satan's tugging comes in the form of wild, sexy advertising that shows you what you should want to have to be happy; therefore if you don't have that beautiful woman or all that wonderful stuff then automatically this ...
Haven Mankin, 2014
9
Descartes's Meditations: An Introduction
Analogously, the tugging in my stomach means "I should eat." Nature has constituted me in virtue of my past experience and current internal organization in such a way that, whenever I experience the tugging sensation, I am inclined to think ...
Catherine Wilson, 2003
10
Between Two Worlds: A Reading of Descartes's Meditations
Again, why should that curious [nescio] tugging in the stomach which I call hunger tell me that I should eat, or dryness of the throat tell me to drink, and so on ? I was not able to give any explanation of all this, except that nature taught me so.
John Carriero, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUGGING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tugging is used in the context of the following news items.
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China and the Fed could be tugging at your 401(k)
As we close in on fall, investors remain troubled by three clouds on the horizon — economic fatigue and fallout in China, the murky outlook for how quickly ... «Detroit Free Press, Aug 15»
2
The Outcast, episode 1, review: 'relentlessly emotional and heart …
Because after The Outcast's relentlessly emotional, heart-tugging story of tragedy, its gushing orchestral music and its soft-focus shots of people with quivering ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points to plenty of line tugging
Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points to plenty of line tugging excitement for east side spring chinook. Originally published May 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm Updated May ... «The Seattle Times, May 15»
4
Watch A Sick Rescue Puppy Grow To Adulthood In A Heartstring …
Watch A Sick Rescue Puppy Grow To Adulthood In A Heartstring-Tugging Time-Lapse Video. By Dan Solomon. When Dave Meinert rescued a sick puppy, ... «Co.Create, May 15»
5
Ponytail pulling saga keeps on tugging
After the 26-year-old posted an anonymous blog post about the incidents that spanned a number of months, Mr Key made a public apology and said he was ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
6
Looks Like Cristiano Ronaldo And MLS Are Tugging Each Other Off
Surprise, surprise. There are more whispers and rumors linking MLS with another aging star—in this case, Cristiano Ronaldo. And while the MLS- and ... «Deadspin, Apr 15»
7
New Zealand PM John Key apologises for tugging waitress's ponytail
She wrote in the blog: “He was like the schoolyard bully tugging on the little girl's hair, trying to get a reaction, experiencing that feeling of power over her. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
8
Tugging Hillary to the Left
The “progressive” (or ultra-liberal) wing of the Democratic Party is trying to push Hillary further to the left. They do this in a number of ways: by urging Elizabeth ... «American Spectator, Apr 15»
9
Shameless Finale: A Heartstring-Tugging, Messed Up Love Song
Yes, the fifth season of Shameless sure has tugged at our heartstrings. So it's fitting that the finale episode is titled “Love Songs (in the Key of Gallagher),” since it ... «Daily Beast, Apr 15»
10
America Just Got a Heart-Tugging Injection of Freedom Thanks to …
Prince William and Duchess Kate are currently expecting their second child, or, “royal baby.” But America has its own lovable baby now — actually, make that ... «IJ Review, Mar 15»

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