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thwart Tweet Definition of thwart Like Definition of thwart on Facebook
noun 
  1. (nautical) A seat attached to both sides of a boat.
The fisherman sat on the aft to row.
verb 
  1. (transitive) to prevent; to halt; to cause failure.
The police thwarted the would-be assassin.
     
tug Tweet Definition of tug Like Definition of tug on Facebook
noun 
  1. a sudden powerful pull
  2. (nautical) a tugboat
verb (tugg, ing)
  1. (transitive) to pull or drag with great effort
The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
  1. (transitive) to pull hard repeatedly
He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
  1. (transitive) to tow by tugboat
     

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