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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tug.


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  • Chekov scowled, then winced and brought the cold pack up to his cheek again as the expression tugged at his bruises.


  • I was startled when she took my hand and without a word tugged me toward my car.

    The Body Farm

  • Luis says hey-hey-hey, the word tugged out of him in sharp little jerks.

    An Ugly Man

  • What of France-2, the egregious TV channel, whose amazing sequences from the West Bank, specifically, from Jenin tugged on billions of heartstrings around the world?

    What we are up against

  • A nice doctor-man invited us back to his office within a couple of minutes, and Her Royal Highness was unceremoniously tugged from the cat carrier -- which, in an attitude 180, she clung to as if it were the last life raft off the Titanic.

    funny ... it feels like a Monday

  • Hearing his name tugged somewhere deep inside him.

    Unfinished Business

  • Despite everything, her devastated expression tugged at his sympathies.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • Each wounded word tugged at the door, but something in her strove to keep it shut.

    Mending Places

  • Amanda looked up and smiled, and that trusting, loving expression tugged at her heart.

    Baby In My Arms

  • Instead all the instruments were turned off so that ground stations could listen for a pure radio signal of how Phobos "tugged" on the spacecraft.

    Could Phobos Be Hollow? | Universe Today


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