how to pronounce lug


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lug is pronounced in one syllable

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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


  1. A lugworm.
  2. That which is hauled or dragged.
  3. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
  4. A lug nut.
  5. A loop (or protuberance) found on both arms of a hinge, featuring a hole for the axis of the hinge.
  6. A fool, a large man.
  7. 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.]].
  8. The act of hauling or dragging.
  9. A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
  10. A rod or pole.
  11. A request for money, as for political purposes.
  12. A measure of length equal to 16+^1⁄2 feet.
  13. An ear or ear lobe.
  14. A ridge or other protuberance on the surface of a body to increase traction or provide a hold for holding and moving it.
  15. Initialism of lesbian until graduation.
  16. Anything that moves slowly.
  17. A lugsail.
  18. Initialism of Linux user group.
  19. 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.


  1. To run at too slow a speed.
  2. To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry; to pull.
  3. To pull toward the inside rail ("lugging in") or the outside rail ("lugging out") during a race.
  4. To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.


  1. Alternative spelling of Lugh.

lug frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lug occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lug can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lug can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to lug


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