Meaning of LUG in English


I. verb (~ged; ~ging) Etymology: Middle English ~gen to pull by the hair or ear, drag, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian ~ga to pull by the hair Date: 14th century transitive verb drag , pull , to carry laboriously , to introduce in a forced manner , intransitive verb to pull with effort ; tug , to move heavily or by jerks , to swerve from the course toward or away from the inside rail, II. noun Date: 1616 1. archaic an act of ~ging, something that is ~ged, a shipping container for produce, ~sail , superior airs or affectations , an exaction of money, III. noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) ~ge, perhaps from Middle English ~gen Date: 15th century something (as a handle) that projects like an ear: as, a leather loop on a harness saddle through which the shaft passes, a metal fitting to which electrical wires are soldered or connected, ear , a ridge (as on the bottom of a shoe) to increase traction, a nut used to secure a wheel on an automotive vehicle, 5. a big clumsy fellow, an ordinary commonplace person

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