lug

To lug something is to drag or haul it. If you have to lug a heavy backpack to school, look into buying a fashionable backpack on wheels.

If you overpack for a trip, you might end up having to lug your suitcases around the airport, and if your grocery bag breaks on your way home, you'll have to lug your gallon of milk and bunches of bananas in your arms instead. As a noun, lug has several less common meanings, including "a handle-like projection," and "an asymmetrical four-sized sail." Informally, a lug is also an ear in Scotland, and a bully in North America.

Primary Meanings of lug

1.
v
carry with difficulty
2.
v
obstruct
3.
n
a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something
4.
n
marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
Full Definitions of lug
1

v carry with difficulty

“You'll have to lug this suitcase”
Synonyms:
tote, tug
Type of:
carry, transport
move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
2

v obstruct

Synonyms:
block, choke up, stuff
Antonyms:
loosen up, unstuff
cause to become unblocked
Type of:
back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, foul
become or cause to become obstructed
3

n a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something

Type of:
projection
any structure that branches out from a central support

n a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast

Synonyms:
lugsail
Type of:
fore-and-aft sail
any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
4

n marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

Synonyms:
lobworm, lugworm
Type of:
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm
chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles

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