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Tub vs. Tug

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  • Tub (noun)

    A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.

    "He bought a tub of lard to roast the potatoes in."

  • Tub (noun)

    The contents or capacity of such a vessel.

    "He added a tub of margarine to the stew."

  • Tub (noun)

    A bathtub.

  • Tub (noun)

    A slow-moving craft.

  • Tub (noun)

    Any structure shaped like a tub, such as a certain old form of pulpit, a short broad boat, etc.

  • Tub (noun)

    A small cask.

    "a tub of gin"

  • Tub (noun)

    Any of various historically designated quantities of goods to be sold by the tub (butter, oysters, etc).

  • Tub (noun)

    A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft.

  • Tub (noun)

    A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.

  • Tub (noun)

    A corpulent or obese person.

  • Tub (verb)

    To plant, set, or store in a tub.

    "to tub a plant"

  • Tub (verb)

    To bathe in a tub.

  • Tug (verb)

    to pull or drag with great effort

    "The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub."

  • Tug (verb)

    to pull hard repeatedly

    "He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter."

  • Tug (verb)

    to tow by tugboat

  • Tug (noun)

    a sudden powerful pull

  • Tug (noun)

    a tugboat

  • Tug (noun)

    A kind of vehicle used for conveying timber and heavy articles.

  • Tug (noun)

    A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.

  • Tug (noun)

    An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.

  • Tug (noun)

    An act of masturbation

    "He had a quick tug to calm himself down before his date."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Tub (noun)

    An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, - used for various purposes.

  • Tub (noun)

    The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.

  • Tub (noun)

    Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., - often used jocosely or opprobriously.

  • Tub (noun)

    A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.

  • Tub (noun)

    A small cask; as, a tub of gin.

  • Tub (noun)

    A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; - so called by miners.

  • Tub

    To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.

  • Tub (verb)

    To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.

  • Tug

    To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.

  • Tug

    To pull; to pluck.

  • Tug (verb)

    To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.

  • Tug (verb)

    To labor; to strive; to struggle.

  • Tug (noun)

    A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.

  • Tug (noun)

    A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.

  • Tug (noun)

    A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; - called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.

  • Tug (noun)

    A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.

  • Tug (noun)

    An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.

Webster Dictionary
  • Tub (noun)

    a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body

  • Tub (noun)

    a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids

  • Tub (noun)

    the amount that a tub will hold;

    "a tub of water"

  • Tug (noun)

    a sudden abrupt pull

  • Tug (noun)

    a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

  • Tug (verb)

    pull hard;

    "The prisoner tugged at the chains"

    "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

  • Tug (verb)

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal;

    "She tugged for years to make a decent living"

    "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"

    "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

  • Tug (verb)

    tow (a vessel) with a tug;

    "The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor"

  • Tug (verb)

    carry with difficulty;

    "You'll have to lug this suitcase"

  • Tug (verb)

    move by pulling hard;

    "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"

  • Tug (verb)

    pull or strain hard at;

    "Each oar was tugged by several men"

  • Tug (verb)

    struggle in opposition;

    "She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts"

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