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An example use of lug in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… realized she had to lug and boil water …”
meanings of lug
That which is hauled or dragged.
A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
A lug nut.
A loop (or protuberance) found on both arms of a hinge, featuring a hole for the axis of the hinge.
A fool, a large man.
The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.[[File:Medieval harness pendant suspension mount (FindID 604459).jpg|thumb|right|Harness pendant suspension mount featuring two lugs (at the bottom). The pendant has one lug (also named loop), placed in the gap between the two lugs of the hanger.]].
The act of hauling or dragging.
A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
A rod or pole.
A request for money, as for political purposes.
A measure of length equal to 16+^1⁄2 feet.
An ear or ear lobe.
A ridge or other protuberance on the surface of a body to increase traction or provide a hold for holding and moving it.
Initialism of lesbian until graduation.
Anything that moves slowly.
Initialism of Linux user group.
A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw.
To run at too slow a speed.
To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry; to pull.
To pull toward the inside rail ("lugging in") or the outside rail ("lugging out") during a race.
To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.