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tug

, tugging (tŭg, tŭg'ing),
A pulling or dragging movement or sensation.

tug

Etymology: ME, toggen, to pull
a dragging or hauling movement or sensation.

ASPSCR1

A gene on chromosome 17q25.3 that encodes a ubiquitous tethering protein highly expressed in the testes, heart, skeletal muscle and pancreas; it sequesters GLUT4-containing vesicles in the cytoplasm in absence of insulin.

Molecular pathology
ASPSCR1 is fused with transcription factor TFE3 in alveolar soft part sarcomas and renal cell carcinomas.

tug

, tugging (tŭg, tŭg'ing)
A pulling or dragging movement or sensation.
References in classic literature ?
Stalky tugged his moustache, and fell to thinking of his Sikhs.
They begged shamelessly, each man anxious to beat the other institution's record, and Cheyne tugged at his beard and handed them all over to Mrs.
The children of the house tugged unrebuked at his rosary; and he clean forgot the Rule which forbids looking at women as he talked of enduring snows, landslips, blocked passes, the remote cliffs where men find sapphires and turquoise, and that wonderful upland road that leads at last into Great China itself.
The coachman, too, with the blood still streaming from his nose, tugged and toiled most manfully, dreading, doubtless, that the next blow might break his head.
I tugged at the bell pull and somewhere down below a bell rang as unexpected for Therese as a call from a ghost.
With that he seized my hair in both his hands, and tugged until I yelled with the pain.
They tugged his hair with their hands, put their feet upon his back and rolled him about, or they took a hazel-switch and beat him, and when he growled they laughed.